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Sausages with ASF genome found in Russian groceries

  • 6 Nov 10:11

Sausages under the brand name Buterbrodnaya containing the genome of African Swine Fever (ASF) were found in 136 stores in 5 Russian regions, Russian veterinary body Rosselhoznadzor said in a statement on its website October 21. The virus DNA was also detected in the raw materials used to produce the sausages at several warehouses, Rosselhoznadzor added. It is not clear how the virus entered the supply chain. In the statement, Rosselhoznadzor stressed that the finding was extremely strange, considering that the meat-processing plant that released the pork containing theASFgenome was sourcing its raw materials exclusively from the farms where. Read more...