Taiwan needs to intensify coastline checks against African swine fever: I-Mei CEO

Airports are being taken care of, but Taiwan has long coastlines: Ko

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/12/22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The prevention campaign against African swine fever should

I-Mei Foods CEO Luis Ko (right). (By Central News Agency)

not be concentrated solely on Taiwan’s airports but should also consider the island’s long coastline, I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) CEO Luis Ko (高志明) said Saturday.

Any loophole might lead to a rapid spread of the contagion, which would affect all of the island’s economy, the Central News Agency quoted Ko as telling reporters.

The I-Mei CEO reminded the public that an outbreak of foot and mouth disease resulted in the culling of 4 million pigs, costing the economy more than NT$170 billion (US$5.5 billion), CNA reported.

Everybody should consider the fate of hog farmers and do their best to help protect them by following the rules of prevention, Ko said.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.