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Frozen Siomai In Iloilo City Found Positive Of African Swine Fever

FROZEN SIOMAI – The African Swine Fever has penetrated some processed food products in the Philippines already.

Frozen Siomai In Iloilo City Tests Positive For African Swine Fever
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This time, a batch of frozen siomai from Antipolo City in Rizal was found positive for African Swine Fever. Reports said that the frozen siomai was retrieved from a store.

Based on an update from GMA, the batch was said to have passed through Roxas City in Capiz. Afterward, it ended up in Iloilo City via a RORO vessel (Roll-on, Roll-off).

Adding to this, there were also reports that Mekeni Food products were found positive for ASF as well. These products included their skinless longganisa and hotdogs.

Frozen Siomai In Iloilo City Tests Positive For African Swine Fever
Image from: Mekeni Food Corp.

The food manufacturer themselves requested to have their products tested for the virus. With this, the Bureau of Animal Industry conducted two of their validation tests.

Aside from this, the bureau also revealed that samples coming from the US, Canada, and France were found negative of ASF. There are already 63 of 178 meat manufacturing plants that were inspected.

According to the Department of Health (DoH) undersecretary Eric Domingo, all the manufacturers complied with the standards. On October 26, Mekeni Food Corp. had their pork-based products recalled.

The Philippines has been suffering from African swine fever for a couple of months now. However, the Department of Health claims that the virus isn’t harmful to humans.

But, the crisis brought about by the virus isn’t only affecting the Philippines but the whole world. Because of ASF, global prices of pork exports around the world are increasing exponentially.

This is mostly because of the situation in China. There, half of the world’s population lives and over 100 million pigs were already killed because of ASF.

Frozen Siomai In Iloilo City Tests Positive For African Swine Fever
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