4 more Chinese pork products, 1 more dead pig detected with ASF

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/11
By: Yang Shu-min, Huang Huei-min and William Yen

A carcass of a pig infected with ASF found on a beach in the offshore county of Kinmen’s Jincheng Township on Monday / Photo courtesy of Council of Agriculture’s Animal Health Research Institute
Taipei, April 11 (CNA) Four more Chinese pork products and another pig carcass discovered in the offshore county of Kinmen have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Thursday.

The Chinese pork products that tested positive for ASF included a pack of sausages that was sent for testing March 26 after being found discarded in a bin at Shuitou Pier in the offshore county of Kinmen, the center said.

Other ASF infected products included a second pack of sausages and a pack of cured ham that were found in a bin at Taichung International Airport after being dumped by a passenger who flew in from Macau and sent for testing March 27, the center said.

A pack of dried pork jerky was also found to be infected with ASF on being sent for testing March 31 after it was found in a bin at Kaohsiung International Airport, the center said.    [FULL  STORY]

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