According to informations published by the Ministry of Agriculture of Poland, during the last meeting of the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (DG SANCO), the votes were in favour of the Commission Decision for the execution relative to certain control measures regarding African swine fever in some member countries. The new Decision will replace the current Commission Decision 2014/134/UE.
The new voted Decision reduces the areas under severe restrictions and also modifies the restrictions, so the meat obtained from pigs from these areas may be commercialized in the home market. According to the new regulations, the restrictions will be maintained in the following municipalities in the province of Podlaskie:
- in the district of Sejeński, the communes of Giby and Sejny, and the town of Sejny.
- in the district of Augustowski, the comunes of Lipsk and Płaska
- in the district of Sokólskim, the communes of Dąbrowa Białostocka, Janów, Krynki, Kuźnica, Nowy Dwór, Sidra and Sokółka, and the towns of Sokółka and Szudziałowo
- in the district of Białostocki, the communes of Czarna Białostocka, Gródek, Supraśl, Wasilków and Michałowo
The EU has established the protection area, which covers the adjacent counties with minimal restrictions relative to the movement of pigs and wild boar meat. The protection area includes the district of Podlaskie.
Tuesday March 18, 2014/ Warszawa/ Poland.