Italian food exports: USA say yes to Italian meat products

11/06/2015 italian meat products export

Export limits on some uncooked and seasoned Italian meat products to the United States have been lifted after negotiations over the past year.

Food Safety and Inspection Service has disseminated that big news after the inspection on the whole Italian meat production chain. The American agency has released the list with the name of approved Italian facilities that will be allowed to export uncooked meat to the US.


It is an important victory for a whole Italian meat chain production.

Limited export for Italian meat products is finally ended!

The 100% re-inspection regulation was introduced in 2003, but Italian Government authorities were immediately activated to demonstrate the high quality of Italian meat products. According to the American rules, the export limited included salami, prosciutto and other pork products: some of the most important Italian cured meat products.

That period of limited exports caused many problems for Italian industries, above all in term of costs and economic decline. Nevertheless, USA are still the first extra EU market for Italian cured meat exports, with a value of 9 million euro. So, the end of the re-inspection rules let hope to a better Italian export performance for next year, in particular for products such as salami, coppa, Italian belly, which have a short period of maturing.

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