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Russia put restrictions of pork imports from Latvia due to African Swine Fever (ASF)

Russia has limited pork imports from Latvia due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.

Russia put restrictions of pork imports from Latvia due to  African Swine Fever (ASF)
Author: Agri.EU
Reuters

Russia has limited pork imports from Latvia starting from June 28 due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country, Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) said in a statement.

 

The limits are temporary and also apply to imports of live pigs and products containing pork, excluding dog and cat food which has undergone heat treatment, it added. It did not provide details on the ASF outbreak in Latvia.

 

According to Latvia's veterinary service, several wild boars were found dead and its tests confirmed ASF, the service said on June 27 on its website.

 

There is no cure for the ASF virus, which is most common at small farms and is spread partly by wild boar. It is considered harmless to humans
 

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