After a ban of 10 years, Bulgaria will be able to export live pigs to the EU again, according to the information provided by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. The European Commission has modified the decision regarding the control measures regarding classical swine fever. The last confirmed case of swine fever in Bulgaria happened in 2009.
The results of the CSF surveillance plan during the 2009-2015 period showed the absence of the circulation of the virus that causes this disease in Bulgaria. Currently, some 100,000 farms, as well as 5,000-6,000 wild boars, were inspected for CSF by offical veterinarians.
In the plan against CSF, and with the aim of being able to export again, the Bulgarian authorities included a new categorisation of the farms based on the information on biosecurity measures and the pigs' health active supervision by the State through documents and searches carried out by the official veterinarians. Bulgaria has also improved the electronic information system for the registration of the farms and the identfication of the pigs.
Saturday, 5 November 2016/Bulgarian Food Safety Agency/ Bulgaria.