Fri, 31 Jan 2014
MEXICO – The quantity of goods carrying the Federally inspected slaughter (TIF) logo is set to further lift after the government confirmed 650 million pesos for abattoirs.
The Mexican agriculture executive (SAGARPA) investment is to encourage the certified inspection and processing of cattle, goats, pigs and sheep with a major cash boost.
Just over 51 per cent of Mexican meat currently receives federally inspected certification compared to 32 per cent in 2004.
Chief director of the National Service for Animal Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA), Enrique Sanchez Cruz said this shows improvements in the supply chain regarding meat safety for consumers.
The TIF stamp confirms health and hygiene, said National Association of Establishments Federal Inspection (ANETIC) spokesman Gorena Mario Mereles.
Furthermore, international traders approve of the system, making exporting easier. In fact, government officials say trading relations with China and Chile have been advanced because of TIF.
Knowledge awareness of the TIF stamp is being spread by increased with a marketing campaign through public media channels.