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Russia bans import of pigs and pork products from Bulgaria

Christian Fernsby |
The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced a ban on the delivery of live pigs and pork from Bulgaria and Slovakia to Russia.

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Topics: RUSSIA    BULGARIA    PIG    PORK   

The measures are taken due to the African swine fever (ASF) disease, TASS reported.

The restrictions are temporary but have been in force since 9 August

Delivery restrictions do not affect some products that have undergone processing by a technology that guarantees the destruction of ASF virus, BTA reports.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also imposed temporary restrictions on the transit of pigs from both countries to Russia.

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