The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries closed, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Herning because of a suspicion of a pig infected with swine fever.
Nevertheless, all the laboratory tests have been found to be negative for swine fever and the suspicion has, therefore, been called off and the abattoir has reopened.
The slaughtering started again last Monday morning, and the abattoir located in Herning will therefore be running as normal shortly.
It frequently occurs that pigs are suspected to be infected with swine fever in Denmark. There have been no outbreaks of classical swine fever in Denmark since 1933. ASF has never been found in Denmark.
Friday May 2, 2014/ LANDBRUG & FØDEVARER/ Denmark.