Author: Sandy Ghaz
Date: June 15, 2019
in: Breaking News
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16,448 Canned Meat Products From ASF-Affected Countries Confiscated by DFA

DFA – The Food and Drug Administration has seized 16,448 canned meat products from countries affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF).

The government continues to be in the pursuit of maintaining the ASF-free status of the Philippines. The ASF or the African Swine Fever is a viral disease and it is contagious through the meat products.

In line with the pursuit of maintaining the status of PH over the ASF issue, there is currently a banning of pork imports like canned goods from several countries such as the following:

  • China
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Latvia
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • Romania

Recently, an update regarding the ASF issue has crossed the surface.

FDA

Based on a recent social media post on the Twitter page of CNN Philippines, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized 16,448 canned meat products from countries affected by the ASF.

The move of the government agency is in line with the pursuit to prevent the virus from entering the Philippines. According to the report, the confiscated canned meat products were already placed in a warehouse.

Also, reportedly, these confiscated canned meat products are set for destruction.

We’ll keep you posted for updates.

READ ALSO: FDA Releases List of Canned Meat Products Affected by African Swine Fever

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