Additional measures to eliminate and curb the spread of African swine fever were passed in Belarus. The measures were set forth in Council of Ministers’ Resolution No. 758 dated 29 August 2013 “Concerning additional measures to eliminate and prevent the spread of African swine fever”. The resolution was officially posted on the national legal Internet portal on 10 September, BelTA has learnt.
The oblast executive committees and the Minsk City Council were instructed to come up with a system of measures to prevent the spread of ASF and other hazardous animal infections.
The communities were the disease was detected were banned from keeping pigs within at least 6 months after all the pigs were slaughtered and veterinary and sanitary measures were enacted. The sale of live pigs (except for young pigs) from pig breeding farms is prohibited, except for sale of these products to meat packing companies.
The permission of a state veterinary service is needed to sell pork and pork products, combined feed, mineral additives, premixes and associated products to companies and individuals, including self-employed businessmen, except for meat packing companies. The import of such merchandise from countries with an unfavorable African swine fever situation and unauthorized trade in these products are forbidden.
Tuesday September 10, 2013/ Belta/ Belarus.