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Customs Confirms Meat Products From China Positive for African Swine Fever

MEAT PRODUCTS FROM CHINA – The Bureau of Customs confirmed that meat coming from China were on hold for African Swine Fever.

Since last year, the authorities are on a tight security with regards to products that enter the Philippines from other countries. It is due to the cases of the African Swine Fever that was confirmed in several nations.

The ASF is a virus that can be present on meat products. It is contagious among pigs but may not affect humans. Considering the hog industry in the country, banning of certain products was implemented.

Recently, meat products from China were confirmed to be positive for African Swine Fever. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the confirmation was made by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Meat Products from China
Photo lifted from ABS-CBN News | Photo Credit: Bureau of Customs

According to the Customs, the said meat products were seized at the Manila port last month. The Dynamic M Intl Trading Inc. consigned the said shipment which contained pork-chicken balls, roasted chicken wings, and dumplings.

Based on the report, the said container arrived in the Philippines on December 11, 2019 as per the Bureau of Customs. There were already suspicions that the items were not accurately declared.

According to the Customs, the dumplings tested positive for African Swine Fever following a laboratory test conducted by the Veterinary Quarantine Services. The Manila International Container Port (MICP) has tasked an inter-agency team to dispose the products.

The Customs also expressed that a sanitary permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry was not secured for the said products. The MICP assured tight checking on meat imports.

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