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African swine flu-infected pigs not processed into pork: agriculture minister

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 17.08.2017 08:30
Poland's Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel has denied claims by one website that African swine fever-infected pigs were being processed into pork products in Poland.
Photo: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. (Public Domain)Photo: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. (Public Domain)

Speaking to state broadcaster TVP, Jurgiel said that only tested, ASF-negative pork was allowed for processing.

He added that all swine near the site of an outbreak were destroyed and that any pigs at risk of contamination were tested.

Poland has confirmed 75 outbreaks of the virus, which is deadly to pigs and wild boars, with domestic pigs affected in the country's east.

The first recorded outbreak in Poland was in January 2014. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

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