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Belarus bans import and transit of Latvia's pork

BC, Riga, 30.06.2014.Print version
Belarus has imposed a temporary ban on pork import and transit from Latvia following an outbreak of African swine fever in the country, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry's Department of Veterinary and Food Surveillance announced last weekend, cites LETA/TELEGRAF.

The Belarusian ministry approved a temporary ban on import and transit of live pigs and pork, including wild boar meat, pork products and hunting trophies from Latvia.


Belarus has also banned import and transit of food of plant origin, food additives, poultry, fish, and dog and cat food produced from products of Latvian origin, as well as production and transport equipment for these products.


Stringent measures need to be taken in order to ensure that no pork from Latvia enters Belarus, the ministry indicates.


As reported, after carrying out detailed laboratory tests, the Food and Veterinary Service has confirmed the existence of African swine fever in Latvia.

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