Irish farmers demand ban on pork imports from ASF-infected countries

Irish farmers demand ban on pork imports from ASF-infected countries


The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the Irish Government to ban any pork imports from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) in their commercial herd.

The calls follow reports that an Irish meat processor has been importing pork from Poland, where ASF is currently spreading in the commercial pig herd.

Given the presence of the virus in a number of eastern European and Asian countries, IFA pigs and pigmeat chairman Tom Hogan said that it was ‘completely reckless’ that any processor would import pork into Ireland from a country affected by ASF, which he warned risked jeopardising the health status of the national pig herd.

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Alistair Driver