Taiwan expands pork export ban from Matsu to Kinmen due to African swine fever

A total of 5 dead pigs floating in from China have tested positive

Taiwan News 
Date: 2019/04/10
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The movement of pigs and pork from Kinmen to other parts of Taiwan has been banned for a week. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One day after the island of Matsu saw a week-long pork export ban imposed, the outlying county of Kinmen was targeted with a similar measure due to the discovery of African swine fever in the carcass of a pig believed to have floated over from China.

No pigs, pork nor related products can be moved from Kinmen to other parts of Taiwan for a week beginning April 10, the Liberty Times reported Wednesday. The only exception were for products made before April 9 by seven companies.

Over the past few months, a total of 10 pig carcasses had been thrown upon the shores of Taiwanese islands close to the Chinese province of Fujian, and half of them tested positive for African swine fever.

Another dead hog which had been found on the coastline of Kinmen on April 8 was still undergoing tests, but the likelihood of the disease being found was high, the Liberty Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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