Mexico Will Accept All Ages of U.S. Beef

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

May 16, 2014

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Mexico Will Accept All Ages of U.S. Beef

Mexico will now accept all ages of U.S. beef under new rules that remove cattle age restrictions related to BSE.

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its Export Library, which is the final step in allowing beef of all ages to be exported to Mexico.

All product must derive from cattle slaughtered after May 28, 2013. 

Prior to the change only beef from cattle under 30 months of age was allowed to be exported. 


About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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