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DA STOPS IMPORTATION OF PIGS, PORK FROM GERMANY – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs, pork products, and by-products from Germany. The ban was imposed after the confirmation of the first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Schenkendöbern, Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg, affecting wild boar, as confirmed by Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory). “All shipments […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED: PREVENT CONSUMPTION OF ASF-POSITIVE PORK PRODUCTS IN SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education to heighten precautionary measures and prevent students from consuming pork products that test positive for African swine fever (ASF). Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, has called for DepEd’s vigilance following reports that processed pork from China tested positive for ASF. […]

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STRICTLY IMPLEMENT FOOD SAFETY ACT – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla has filed a resolution (P. No. 195) calling for stricter implementation of the provisions of Republic Act No. 10611, or the Food Safety Act of 2013, to ensure protection of public health and market access of locally-produced foods and food products is facilitated. Revilla believes that a strict implementation of the Food […]

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PAMPI’S CALL TO BOYCOTT LOCAL PORK WILL HURT HOG-RAISING INDUSTRY – CABATBAT

A party-list lawmaker said the call of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) to stop buying local pork to contain the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) virus is “misinformed” as it would only hurt the hog-raising industry. Magsasaka Party-list Representative Argel Cabatbat said the industry group should be reminded that there […]

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ASF OUTBREAK WON’T AFFECT SUPPLY, PRICES OF PORK IN MARKET – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has assured that the African swine fever (ASF) incidents in several areas in Bulacan and Rizal may be considered an outbreak, but not an epidemic. “Specifically, ASF was already contained in Barangay Pritil, Guiguinto, Bulacan; and in several barangays in Rodriguez, San Mateo, and Antipolo, Rizal –and not in the entire […]

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DA’S QUARANTINE GROUP AT NAIA SACKED – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol relieved the whole quarantine group of the Department of Agriculture at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for failure to implement measures to block the entry of pork products coming from countries affected by the African Swine Fever or ASF. “I will issue the order even as I am here in […]