Traveling Abroad? 5 Ways You Can Protect the Pork Industry


Jennifer Shike, FarmJournal's Pork

November 5, 2019


Traveling can be stressful, thereís no question about it. And now with heightened security protocols due to increased foreign animal disease pressure, itís more important than ever to know your role. Headlines of travelers being deported from Australia have brought more attention to the efforts the global pork industry is making to keep African swine fever (ASF) from spreading further.


At present, ASF has never been reported in the U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand. One of the most important things you can do to help protect the U.S. pork industry is to be a good traveler. But, what does that mean for you? Here are five tips to protect the pork industry and minimize your travel stress.


1. Decrease risk of fomites ...†


2. Donít bring any pork or pork products back with you ...†


3. Declare it ...†


4. Contact SHIC if you arenít diverted for secondary screening ...†


5. Plan for downtime ...†