USDA lifts 4-decade ban on Italian meats

05/17/2013 | National Public Radio

The Agriculture Department will officially allow imports of cured pork products called "salumi" from several regions of Italy starting May 28. The popular meats were banned after the detection of swine vesicular disease in the 1960s, and since then only a few pork products including prosciutto di Parma and prosciutto di San Daniele have been legally allowed in.

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