Cross posted as there are two conversations about this.
GOOD NEWS - they are shipping again.
I just received this email from the International Equine Business Association:
Friday European Union officials informed plants in Mexico and Canada that they were ineligible to import cheval (horse meat) to the E.U. Produced from U.S. Horses unless that had documentation to prove that the animals had been in the country where the plant was located for a minimum of three months. Today, that restriction was lifted. We wanted to share this information with you, although we will apparently not have many other details until later in the week.
We are glad that what could have been a disaster and an international trade incident has been averted. As we have more information to share, we will.
If you do not already receive alerts and updates directly and would like to, please input your email address to subscribe on our website at http://IEqBAssn.org.
Please forward to anyone and everyone you think would need or want to stay informed about this evolving situation, and post on all horse industry networks and bulletins.
In the meantime, we are trying to update and ensure the accuracy of our growing list of businesses and individuals who are involved in the international commerce of horses for processing, as well as those who look forward to participating in the industry here in the United States as FSIS finishes its work and issues initial grants of inspection in the next few months. Please contact me if you want to make sure you are included and we that we have your correct contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org
, 307-680-8515, or message me privately on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sue.wallis52.