As a part of the Classical Swine Fever (CSF) prevention system in Brazil, the Ministry of Agriculture announced, early this week, the implementation of new regulations for the transport of live pigs, pig products and by-products, and genetic material bound for Acre, Bahía, the Federal District, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Río de Janeiro, Rondônia , Sao Paulo, Sergipe and Tocantins, and the municipalities of Guajará, Boca do Acre; and the south of the municipality of Canutama and the southwest of the municipality of Lábrea, both in the region of Amazonas.
According to the Animal Health Department (DSA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, the entrance of fresh pork (with or without bone); products made with fresh pork, such as sausages, hamburgers, meatballs, and others; products with a short or medium curing (salami, etc.), offal (tongue, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, feet, etc.) and fats is not allowed in the Brazilian states and regions affected by the new regulation. The entrance of other pig products and by-products in the aforementioned states and regions will only be allowed if they attach a Health Inspection Certificate.
This new regulation will not affect the transport of pigs and its products, by-products and genetic material bound for these Brazilian states and regions as long as they come from the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, acknowledged as free of CSF by the OIE.
Monday, 21 September 2015/ MAPA/ Brazil.