The Agricultural Council announced yesterday a ban on imports of Japanese pork after reporting another class of classical swine fever…
The Agricultural Council announced yesterday a ban on imports of Japanese pork after reporting another class of classical swine fever or hog cholera.
The disease differs from the African swine fever that affects China, the Council said.
Japan September 9 reported its first classical swine fever of 26 years to the World Organization for Animal Health, which suspended its status as an area of infection, said the Bureau for Animal and Plant Protection and Quarantine in one
After reading the second case in Japan on Friday, the Council imposed an immediate ban on imports of Japanese pork and pork products to protect the domestic pork industry from suffering from the fatal disease. ] Classical swine fever is a ribonucleic acid virus, while African swine fever is a DNA virus, the presidency said and added that there are vaccines for classical swine fever, but none for African swine fever.
hogs show similar symptoms when procuring one of the highly infectious diseases, including fever and bleeding, which usually leads to death.
The ban would not affect domestic pork delivery, as Japanese pork products account for only 0.06 percent of the nation’s total imports of pork, or 40 tonnes each year, it said.
Taiwan has not reported any cases of classical swine fever since 2007, said vice-director Tu Wen-jane (杜文 Lord) and added that inspections would continue the duty to block imports of pigs from areas infected with swine fever.
At the same time, African swine fever in China has spread to 1
8 provinces and regions, with 69 cases reported in farmed pigs and one found in a wild pig from yesterday
Council Minister Lin Tsung-hsien (林聰賢) inspected Quarantine action is being taken at Kaohsiung International Airport, where customs officers listened to dried beef and chicken quails as a traveler who returned from China wanted to enter the country.
Lin told the traveler about the potential impact of African swine fever that came into Taiwan.
He urged people to help defend the nation’s animal husbandry industry.