Monday, February 6, 2023

Not Even With ‘Polaros’: Why Can They Cure You If You Bring Eggs From Mexico To The United States?

Although there are usually items that cross from one side of the Mexican border to the other, there is one that has been deemed particularly dangerous in recent times and has been subject to threats ranging from warrants to fines. 300 to 10 thousand dollars (5 thousand 600 a 189 thousand Mexican pesos) If you arrive in the United States unannounced: Egg.

raw egg and raw chicken have become one particularly attractive taboo For those transiting through the Mexican border.

On January 20, a statement was published in which Jennifer De La O, director of CBP Field Operations in San Diego, states that a big increase in the amount of two forbidden foods Trying to take over the United States.

Therefore, the said instance reiterated that “failure to declare these articles may give rise to monetary restrictions,

most are for fines illegal commercial shipment while those who try to take them for their own personal consumption still get fined around $300 if they try to smuggle them.

Raw eggs and chicken are banned from Mexico And they will be confiscated at the port,” the statement said.


Why are they smuggling eggs from Mexico into the United States?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), outbreaks of bird flu have killed more than 57 million birds, primarily chickens, and turkeys, in the United States; According to the above example, this epidemic has caused an Increase in the prices of eggs and poultry in that country.

In addition, there is a shortage of products in retail outlets. Thus, while it is sold in the United States for $4 to $8 per dozen (75 to 150 pesos), on the Mexican side, in border towns, is offered for less than $3 (56 pesos) by the same amount.

Why is it forbidden to bring raw eggs from Mexico into the United States?

Federal law in the United States prohibits passengers from transporting certain agricultural products, including raw eggs and egg products, “because they may Transport exotic plant pests and animal diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza and Newcastle disease virus.

As per USDA guidelines, Eggs and derivatives from Mexico have been banned from entering since 2012. There are only two exceptions:

  • Commercially packaged and labeled cooked, shelf-stable, and fully prepared foods are permitted in unopened containers.
  • items that appear to be “fully cooked,

Egg production in Mexico and the United States is different and has strict regulations to prevent diseases. In fact, if you walk the halls of A American supermarket you probably only see them in the refrigerator does not occur in Mexico where they are exposed for sale in places at room temperature,

This is due to the methods each country has to prevent diseases during production: Since the 1970s, egg producers and processors in the United States Wash and refrigerated eggs So that food-borne diseases can be avoided.

Meanwhile, this does not happen in the EU or Mexico where it is committed to other forms of prevention that emphasize cuticle protection and fast delivery to consumers.

In reference to the bird flu outbreak, which US Customs and Border Protection called “The Deadliest in History”Restrictions have been tightened on the import of items that can spread the disease, as it can be transmitted in various ways such as:

  • through wild birds.
  • by human movement of birds and avian products: “Even a dirty bird cage or a used egg carton can spread these diseases.
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