Concerns remain about Prop 12 compliance
The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the recently announced grace period to fully implement Proposition 12 in California provides certainty for producers.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced last week that pork produced before July 1 could be sold until December 31.
Erin Borror, the vice president of economic analysis with USMEF, tells Brownfield the change offers much needed relief for producers.
“It is good news because there was concern about what happens to product because a lot of the industry has three months or so of inventory. And so, it is good news for product that’s already in the chain.”
However, she says there are concerns about the transportation and documentation of pork to California ports.
“If the border inspection is happening there, will it be okay if there is just the trucker bill of waiting with the product and everything else is electronic. What exactly will be required as far as that paperwork documentation?”
CDFA has been hosting a series of webinars to provide information for all segments of the supply chain on the implementation details for Prop 12.