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Japan Market Opens Doors to Colombian Chicken

26 November 2013

COLOMBIA - Colombia has received approval to export chicken to Japan, one of the world's most demanding markets.

The achievement has been obtained as a result of management by the National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA). After six years of work, INVIMA has helped the Colombian poultry sector to achieve eligibility due to high health standards.

Cajigas Blanca Elvira Acosta, Director General of INVIMA, said: "We celebrate this important achievement for the country as it recognises the strength of the system applied by official inspections and INVIMA's process of updating and harmonising legislation.

"It is certainly a specific event that shows that Colombia has increased its health status and complied by the authorities' demand for sanitary measures and that countries recognise and trust the regulatory capacity and surveillance by the Institute."

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