eggs The imported ones could be bad for your health.

Poultry farmers claim eggs are health risk

They say eggs imported from US do not have adequate refrigeration

Mexican egg producers are crying foul over what they claim are eggs being dumped on the domestic market from the United States, and shipped without adequate refrigeration.

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Industry spokesman Jorge García de la Cadena charges that 3,000 tonnes of poor quality eggs have been shipped to Mexico, presenting a health risk to consumers.

The president of both the Tehuacán (Puebla) Poultry Farmers Association and the Latin American Poultry Farming Association was critical of the health agency Cofepris for being “too flexible” regarding egg imports by allowing products that could be harmful to health.

García said special attention ought to be paid to the transport of imported eggs in Chihuahua, Sonora and Sinaloa where temperatures of 40 C threaten to hasten their decomposition.

“We are raising our voice because the cold chain is not being complied with . . . .” Eggs must be refrigerated until they reach their ultimate point of sale, he said, but that is not happening.

He also called on the Economy Secretary to address the unfair competition that the egg imports represent, charging that U.S. producers are dumping their product in Mexico.

García also observed that it wasn’t necessary to import eggs because domestic production can meet the demand.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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  • robert w

    Never happen. The great Empire screw Mexico. Never ever happen. lol. Time to kill NAFTA and build a wall to keep the Yank corporations out.

  • jdwfinger

    I have lived in Mexico for almost 10 years and I have NEVER seen eggs refrigerated. Just another corrupt government slug that did not get his bribe or was able to steal.

    • Flatdog Sound & Light

      Eggs in Mexico are not wash so they keep at room temperature but in US and Canada wash them so they need to be refrigerated

  • Gerald R Meyers

    Don’t send them back to the states, they will resell them and hope no one gets sick

    • Commander Barkfeather

      I don’t think the chickens want them anymore.

  • J. M. Davis

    Haviing lived in Mexico for over 20 years I have never seeen Mexican eggs refrigerated. They are shipped in un-refrigerated trucks and go into Walmart, Soriana, Mega and all the Tiendas where they do not refrigerate them. Eggs that are not handled properly are one of my biggest complaints about the systems here. They are not spoiled but you see them run out flat when fried or poached. I have raised chickens for eggs on small farms and these eggs don’t compare.

  • K. Chris C.

    “For the purchase of the egg and poultry industry pols and crats, I start the bidding at one-million, do I here two? Two! I have two from the Armani suited group in the back. Do I here three…”

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  • Commander Barkfeather

    Though clearly not an expert, I don’t believe eggs and corruption have anything to do with one another. You also do not find refrigerated eggs in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, or Canada. US consumers demand that their eggs are absolutely spotless, and therefore washed, and absolutely white, and therefore bleached. It is only after this cosmetic transformation that refrigeration is required. I am much more concerned that Mexican produced eggs appear to have much thinner shells. I am hoping this is simply from the chicken’s diet and not “better living through chemistry,” like the misguided use of DDT.

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