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· Philippines issues temporary ban on German pork
· Philippines bans German pork imports after Polish co-mingling discovery
Philippines issues temporary ban on German pork
By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews
The Philippines Department of Agriculture has issued a ban on pork imports from Germany.
The ban was implemented when 250kg of pork coming from Germany, was found to have come from Poland, one of the countries that has reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piño announced the ban on social media.
“The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) conducted the joint investigation after the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF), headed by Dr Alice Utlang, reported the incident to the national agencies.
“The shipment was intercepted on June 27, 2019 at 3am by LGU Cebu City, DVMF inspectors and was disposed through incineration.”
In the banning order, also published on social media, it said...
Philippines bans German pork imports after Polish co-mingling discovery
By Alistair Driver, Pig World (UK)
July 4, 2019
The Philippines has banned meat imports from Germany after the authorities discovered discovered a shipment of pork from Germany co-mingled with 250kg of pork from Poland,
The ban was imposed due to fears of African swine fever spread – while ASF has not been found in Germany, it continues to be a problem in Poland.
Philippines Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol issued a temporary suspension of system accreditation for all German foreign meat establishments to export meat into the Philippines, according to national media reports.
The shipment was intercepted last week and subsequently incinerated after the Polish product was discovered, according to the report.
“This action was a result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau Animal Industry following the confiscation of a shipment of pork supposedly coming from Germany which included 250 kilograms of pork from Poland,” Mr Piñol said.
“The investigation showed that a shipment of pork from Germany was intercepted by Cebu Quarantine officers after it was discovered that the shipment included 25 boxes of pork from Poland,” Piñol said.
“The German company, ProFood, admitted that it imported pork from Poland and part of the importation was shipped to the Philippines,” he said.
Ronnie Domingo, the director of one of the investigating agencies, said the incident of co-mingling was a serious violation...