December 3, 2019
Philippines' land transport board reiterates vehicular ban on movement of pork
The Philippines' Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reiterated that all fresh, frozen, and processed pork products and by-products like sausages are prohibited to be transported in all public utility vehicles (PUVs) if the operator doesn't have the required permits.
The ban is in line with the government's efforts to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) across the country.
Operators will only be allowed to transport pork products if they are able to provide necessary documents at designated animal quarantine checkpoints in areas affected by outbreaks.
According to LTFRB, violators will be fined up to P200,000 (US$3,917) in accordance with Republic Act 10536 otherwise known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines.
- UNTV News