Indonesia sets quarantine protocol for Indian carabeef imports


The Quarantine Agency of Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, together with India’s Quarantine Authority, is now setting the protocol for carabeef or buffalo meat imports. “The protocol will be ready at the end of July,” said Banun Harpini, Head of the Quarantine Agency.

“Under the protocol, we asked India’s Quarantine Authority to guarantee that all carabeef exported to Indonesia are of good quality and free from FMD [foot and mouth disease], as well as to ensure safety at processing facilities and to ports of shipment.” Ms Harpini believes the re-entrance opportunity of FMD to Indonesia is small as the carabeef will be imported in frozen form. “The risk is small if compared with live cattle imports,” she added.



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