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Russian pork in Venezuela worries vets in South America

  • 29 Jan 11:33

The Latin-American pig sector has expressed concerns about the arrival of 13,500 tonnes of pork meat from Russia to Venezuela, last December. The pork was shipped was from the Russian town of Korocha, in the Belgorod region of southern Russia close to the border with Ukraine. The area is well-known for pork production and is no stranger toAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) outbreaks. The last officially reported outbreaks from Belgorod region date from 2018, according to the website of the WorldOrganization for Animal Health(OIE). In 2019, noASFreports came from this area, but ASF was reported from regions neighbouring the Belgorod region, both in Russia as well as. Read more...