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Codex Finalizes Guidelines for Defining Negligible Risk for Trichinae

On July 11 the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) finalized new guidelines allowing countries to define negligible risk status for trichinae. More details on these guidelines are available from the Codex website and this meeting report.

The potential for improved market access in countries where U.S. pork faces trichinae-related restrictions is highlighted in this National Pork Producers Council news release.