July 3, 2008

 

EU lifts export ban on Bulgarian pork
   
  

The EU has removed a two-year ban on the export of pigs, pig genetics, fresh pork and pork products from Bulgaria.

 

Bulgaria could resume its pork exports to the EU and other countries starting from August 1 onwards, according to the Bulgarian national veterinary medical service.

 

Meat and pork products raised in backyards for family use are not allowed for exports.

 

The ban was imposed in November 2006 after several outbreaks of swine fever. However, after satisfactory findings of an investigation on Bulgarian farms, laboratories and regional veterinary boards from mid-June to late-June, the EU decided to remove the ban. The findings said Bulgaria has made a considerable effort in swine fever prevention and control measures.

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