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Chile: Various fruits are seized on the border with Bolivia

Chile
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Published Apr 13, 2024

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From January to March 2024, the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) and Carabineros in Tarapacá Region conducted 257 inspections along the Bolivia border, seizing over 15 thousand tons of potentially hazardous agricultural products like pineapples, papayas, and potatoes. These efforts, aimed at protecting the country's agricultural health, resulted in 50 infringement processes and raids on six unsanitary collection centers, highlighting the government's commitment to preventing the spread of diseases and pests.
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Between January and March 2024, the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) seized more than 15 thousand tons of agricultural products at risk for the country, including pineapples and papayas, on the border with Bolivia. In this period, 257 joint inspection operations were carried out between the SAG of the Tarapacá Region and Carabineros from the Colchane sub-police station, which included inspections of businesses, establishments selling agricultural products, road controls and raids on collection centers. “When we talk about risky agricultural products, we are referring to those that, due to their nature or the way in which they are processed, stored or transported, may represent a threat to the agricultural or livestock health of the country. These are precisely the products that we strictly control to prevent the entry and spread of diseases and/or pests,” explained José Guajardo Reyes, highest authority of SAG. Potatoes, corn, fresh cheese and chicken eggs, among others, ...
Source: MXfruit
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