April 2, 2020


Samoa bans all imported pork and pork products from ASF countries


The government imposed measure aims to stop African swine fever (ASF) from entering the country after Papua New Guinea confirmed an ASF outbreak, reported Fiji Times.


Tilafono David Hunter, Samoa agriculture ministry chief executive said the Samoan government has banned all pork from 26 countries with confirmed ASF cases, which include China.


However, any form of imported pork products such as canned or processed pork, will undergo strict testing.


All retailers are no longer allowed to sell any imported pork, which includes pork products such as canned pork.


-      Fiji Times