Arrival of Uruguayan Lamb Meat Celebrated by Officials, Business Leaders

Event at Union League marks first-ever shipment to arrive in America

PHILADELPHIA (March 19, 2014) – A group of business leaders and high-level government officials from Uruguay and the United States gathered to mark the arrival of the first shipment of frozen, boneless lamb from Uruguay into America.  The shipment, the first to arrive in the United States since 2001, was made possible due to a ruling by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that allowed entrance of Uruguayan lamb meats into America.

The Ambassador of Uruguay to the United States, two Ministers from Uruguay -Foreign Affairs and Agriculture, the USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary, representatives from the City of Philadelphia, as well as executives from Holt Logistics Corp, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, the National Institute of Meat of Uruguay (INAC) and other importer/exporters gathered at the Union League in Philadelphia for a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the lamb product and acknowledging the work of all those who made this import possible.  Officials marked the occasion with a presentation and reception to taste the high quality of the lamb meat.

Below is a summary of coverage from the event:

Ponte Al Dia

American Journal of Transportation

American Shipper

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