The Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolay Vlasov approached the Chief Veterinary Officer of Belarus Yury Pivovarchik with the letter stating, in particular, that according to the materials provided by the Belarusian Veterinary Service and describing anti-epidemic measures taken by Belarus for the purpose of ASF control, corresponding regulatory acts and the results of inspection of Belarusian plants engaged in pork production and marketing carried out by experts of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for the Bryansk and Smolensk Oblasts in cooperation with the Belarusian Veterinary Service, the Rosselkhoznadzor considered feasible to lift temporary restrictions imposed on pig and pork product movements from several pig farms and meat processing plants of the Minsk Oblast.
Taking into account the results of laboratory monitoring of safety measures in place at these establishments, the Rosselkhoznadzor finds it necessary to carry out enhanced monitoring of products supplied by these plants. Within at most three months each 10 consignments imported from these plants will be sampled for tests. Nikolay Vlasov also emphasized the importance of laboratory monitoring of pigs and pork products for African swine fever virus.
Friday October 19, 2013/ Rosselkhoznadzor/ Russia.