Italy scores big in Brazil with pork products

New range of cold cuts from Italian north to be accepted

(ANSA) - Rome, June 19 - Italy was celebrating a major goal in Brazil on Thursday - not at soccer's World Cup, but in the world export market.
    Italian cold cuts from several northern regions won a new certificate of export health from Brazilian authorities for products derived from pork, the industrial association of meat and sausages Assica said.
    Meat products cured for at least 30 days including pancetta, salami, and coppa have been accepted for export into Brazil if they are sent from regions including Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, Marche and autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    The head of Assica welcomed the news but said that too many regions of Italy are still not permitted to export cold-cut products into Brazil.
    "This is good news - but it is not enough," said Lisa Ferrarini, president of Assica.
    "We are no longer willing to tolerate this situation so damaging to the export business". Brazil has a strong and growing market and Italian exports to the South American country have doubled in the past five years.


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