Posts Tagged African Swine Fever

NMIS asked to explain ASF-contaminated pork found in supermarket

Marje Pelayo   •   January 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) demands an explanation from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) as to how African Swine Fever or ASF-contaminated pork ended up in...

Nueva Ecija culls over 500 pigs for suspected ASF

Marje Pelayo   •   December 13, 2019

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Municipal Agriculture office has culled more than 500 pigs on Friday (December 13). This, following reports from residents in Barangay Luyos, in the town of...

DepEd urged to heighten measures vs consumption of ASF-tainted products in schools

Robie de Guzman   •   November 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A senator has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to heighten precautionary measures to prevent students from consuming pork products tainted with African Swine Fever (ASF) in...

Barangays UP Campus, Sta. Monica in QC test positive for ASF — City Vet

Marje Pelayo   •   November 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Two more barangays in Quezon City have reported positive cases of African Swine Fever (ASF). According to a message from city veterinarian Ana Marie Cabel, cases of...

BOC reiterates: Meat, pork imports need clearance before release

Robie de Guzman   •   November 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday reiterated that food imports such as meat and pork products must first be inspected and cleared before its release. The...

DA to heighten quarantine measures against African Swine Fever

Marje Pelayo   •   November 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Monday (November 4) said the Department of Agriculture (DA) is working with other government agencies in carrying out heightened quarantine procedures against...

Confiscated pork products in Mindoro, Manila Port tested positive of ASF virus

Maris Federez   •   November 4, 2019

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed that the recently confiscated pork products in Mindoro and at the Manila Port had yielded positive of African Swine Fever. The pork products...

ASF will continue to spread in Asia – OIE

Maris Federez   •   November 4, 2019

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) believes that African Swine Fever has become a global threat and is feared to continue to spread throughout Asia. The group also believes...

PCG on full alert status at North Port Passenger Terminal

Maris Federez   •   October 31, 2019

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is on full alert status as its personnel conduct rounds at the North Port Passenger Terminal to ensure the safety of passengers. Based on the...

BOC seizes P3.5M worth of smuggled pork, meat products from China

Robie de Guzman   •   October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Manila on Monday seized two containers filled with misdeclared pork and other meat products worth P3.5 million. The...

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