EXTENSION OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SERVICIO NACIONAL DE SANIDAD, INOCUIDAD Y CALIDAD AGROALIMENTARIA OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES CONCERNING ENTRY OF MEXICAN CANTALOUPES INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Whereas the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (collectively, the Participants) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Entry of Mexican Cantaloupes into the United States of America signed on October 26, 2005 (the MOU); and
Whereas activities under the MOU were to continue for a period of five years which five year period will end on the 26th of October, 2010; and
Whereas the Participants desire to extend the cooperative work under the MOU in promoting the safety of public health and to ensure the safety of cantaloupes exported to the United States of America from the United Mexican States;
The Participants hereby consent to extend the MOU for a period of one year from the last date of signature of this document.
Murray M. Lumpkin, M.D., M.Sc.
United States Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Resources
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Date: 25 October 2010
MVZ. Enrique Sánchez Cruz
Director en Jefe
Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacíon
UNITED MEXICAN STATES
Date: 28 October 2010