Seized pork product tests positive for swine fever

ENDLESS BATTLE: The Council of Agriculture said the wonton wrapper was the seventh sample that has been confirmed to contain meat from virus-infected pigs

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 22, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

Another sample taken from a Chinese meat product intercepted by customs officials

A Chinese woman surnamed Huang yesterday holds bags of ground pork that she brought from Fuzhou in China’s Fujian Province at a customs counter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.  Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

has tested positive for African swine fever, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday, as it reaffirmed its resolve to prevent the virus from entering Taiwan.

The sample in question came from confiscated yanpi (燕皮), a type of wonton wrapper made from pork that is popular in China’s Fujian Province, COA Deputy Minister Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) said.

Among 602 Chinese meat products sent for testing, it was the seventh sample confirmed to contain the virus, he said.

Port of Taichung officials on Sunday intercepted a Taiwanese traveling from Fujian by ship, Huang said, adding that the yanpi was just one of the illegal products they were carrying.    [FULL  STORY]

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