October 26,  2020

 

ASF found in pork products in Russia

 

 

Traces of African swine fever (ASF) have been discovered in pork products in many regions of Russia, said the country's agriculture safety watchdog last week.

 

The watchdog called for increased controls and urged producers not to use sick or infected pigs for production.

 

Genetic traces of ASF were detected in products from the Voronezh region in the central part of Russia earlier this year. The products were then supplied to many other central regions of the country.

 

"This is of particular concern as it poses additional risks of uncontrolled spread of infection," the watchdog said.

 

- Reuters

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