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Russia blocks pork imports from Mongolia due to ASF

  • 22 Feb 09:05

The emergence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Mongolia has alerted Russia’s veterinary authority Rosselkhoznadzor – leading to an import stop for pigs and pork. There is fear that the outbreaks may pose a threat to Russian regions that still enjoy an ASF-free status. The veterinary watchdog has prohibited importing Mongolian pigs and pork as from early February. The decision has been taken primarily because Mongolia has been supplying meat products to regions in southern Siberia. In that part of Russia, there are no major pork production facilities, so historically it has had a higher dependence on imports. ASF in a batch of pork sausages Rosselkhoznadzor. Read more...