Since February 23, the import of products from Komi to Belarus is limited due to ASF

Since February 23, the import of products from Komi to Belarus is limited due to ASF

Since February 23, the import of products from Komi to Belarus is limited due to ASF

February 23, 2021, 9:50

Belarus has restricted the import of pork from Komi due to African swine fever. This is reported by the portal belta.by with reference to the Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Recall that in Komi, on the territory of three municipalities, an emergency regime has been declared due to the outbreak of African swine fever.

In this regard, from February 23, temporary restrictions on the import of live pigs, zoo and circus animals of susceptible species, pork (including wild boar meat) and other edible pig-breeding raw materials, as well as products of their processing, leather, horn-hoofed animals are introduced into Belarus from Komi. and intestinal raw materials, bristles, hunting trophies obtained from animals of susceptible species, other products.

The department informs about the need for additional measures for biological protection of pig breeding complexes of all forms of ownership.

African swine fever (Montgomery disease) is a viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. There is no vaccine for it. Almost all of the sick animals die. ASF is safe for humans.

As a reminder, on February 15 it became known that in the Syktyvkar town. In Krasnozatonsky, a focus of African swine fever has been identified in a private courtyard. In total, 13 heads died on the farmer’s farm. The total stock before death was 24 pigs.

An emergency regime was introduced in three regions of Komi. There will be slaughtered 906 heads. On February 21, the animals began to be removed from the farms.

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