The folwing are not from Uruguay: Salami, Hot dogs, Bologna, Tongue, Shoulder pastrami, Plate pastrami, Kalechel pastrami, Pickled deckel, Un-cooked corned beef.
Alle has NOT produced from Uruguay for the past 2-3 months.
The thin needle refered to in a letter of proclamation was never used to aleviate bloating gas. For bloating gas removal a TROCAR hollow needle is used (Parker-pen size) or a knife that is inserted & then twisted to create a large hole for the gas to escape. Those holes are visible.
The thin needle was used 40 years ago for injections into the rumen. Now the common method even in Uruguay is to inject under the skin (lifting the skin....). There may have been an isolated old timer that was still injecting directly into the rumen, but the procedure in general is not to inject in to the rumen.