La Tienda in the Press
- February 09, 2009
US-Bound Gourmet Spanish Iberico Pata Negra Hams to Lose Their Black Feet
(Vocus/PRWEB ) February 9, 2009 -- Less than a year after the first shipments of the prized Iberico de Bellota Pata Negra arrived in the USA, the culmination of a ten-year effort to import Spain's iconic gourmet ham, a recent USDA ruling means that all future shipments will arrive 'pata negra sin pata' – without the telltale black hoof. In addition, a new 100% duty on all bone-in hams from Europe means that any Spanish hams imported after March 2009 will cost twice as much.