NegOcc bans NegOr pork products


BACOLOD CITY — The provincial government of Negros Occidental announced that it has prohibited since Monday night the entry of live pigs, pork meat and pork-related products from Negros Oriental, which has reported swine deaths in Dauin town due to African swine fever.

The ban was ordered by Acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer in a memorandum order issued to the Provincial ASF Task Force, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry and other concerned agencies.

“We need to protect our territory with regards to ASF. As of now, we still have no case of ASF in Negros Occidental. We really have to protect our province,” Ferrer said in a radio interview on Tuesday.

BAI has confirmed that laboratory samples of swine deaths in Barangay Maayong Tubig in Dauin were caused by the ASF virus.

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