The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the ban on Italian cured meats will be lifted May 28, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
"This is a momentous event -- one of the most important for the production and export of Italian salami and the result of 15 years of [lobbying] work," Italian industry association Assica said.
"Until now Americans have been forced to buy low-quality imitations of Italian cured meats," said farmers' organization Coldiretti.
The ban, put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cost Italy's cured meat industry more than $325 million annually in exports since it was put in place, Coldiretti said.
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