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NegOcc gov’t orders recall of processed pork from ASF-affected areas

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The provincial government of Negros Occidental has directed 43 establishments to pull out all processed pork products coming from Luzon and imported from countries hit by African swine fever (ASF).

These establishments were given three days to recall the said items from the market.

The ASF Prevention Ordinance, which prohibits the entry of live pig, boar semen, pork, and pork products, including food items containing pork originating from, and/or processed in Luzon and countries affected with ASF, took effect Monday. (https://bit.ly/2PgIf0p)

“Any violation of the provincial ordinance will be penalized,” it said.

During the inspections conducted by the Provincial ASF Task Force in various local government units, teams checked canned goods such as sausage, pork and beans, luncheon meat, and processed foods such as hotdogs, longganisa, and tocino.

To recall, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer signed Provincial Ordinance 2019-024 last November 26 to keep the province ASF-free.