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Slaughterhouses in China will be forced to run ASF tests

Hygiene & Biosecurity

New rules are set by Chinese authorities in order to halt the spread of the disease.

Posted on Jan 04 ,05:17

Slaughterhouses in China will be forced to run ASF tests

There are more than 100 cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported in China in the last six months and authorities are setting new rules for the slaughterhouses in a bid to halt the spread of the disease.
Starting February 1, Chinese slaughterhouses will need to run a test for ASF virus on pig products before selling them, reports Agriculture.com website quoting official sources. Also, pigs from different origins must be slaughter separately.
They can only sell the products if the blood of the same batch of pigs is tested negative for African swine fever virus. If an ASF outbreak is found, slaughterhouses must cull all pigs to be slaughtered and suspend operations for at least 48 hours, according to the new regulation.

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