Haiti Lawmakers visit Sausage Plants in Dominican Republic, consider Lifting Ban

One's health depends on what one eats. That is why the Haitian government have been taking measures in ensuring that the food Haitians eat are not contaminated with any kind of harmful components and that food processing companies follow the rules and regulations on proper hygiene and cleanliness standards.


Health authorities in the Dominican Republic have discovered fecal coliform contamination in samples of salami produce. It caused quite a scandal which caused the Haitian government to ban its import of salami from its neighbor. The Dominican Republic's Public Health Minister Bautista Rojas has recently announced that the results and studies that will be conducted as soon as possible on the infected salami produce will be disclosed to the public. He assured that the analyses to be taken will be of global health standards. Rojas also mentioned that the government has assigned a committee to be in charge of ensuring each of the product's quality, as well as guaranteeing the ongoing support and assistance of the Pan American Health and Nutrition Institute.

With the Dominican Republic government's efforts in ensuring the safety of their local produce, Haitian lawmakers and businessmen visited different meat sausage plants in the country. This included the Induveca meat processing company in the center of La Vega, a province in the Dominican Republic, that gave the visitors an insight and first-hand account on salami and other kinds of sausages are made and processed. This visit will hopefully lift the import ban of Haiti to the Dominican Republic's salami exports.

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