Ban on Hogs, Pork Products From ASF-hit Areas Stay in Place

The ban on hogs and pork products coming from areas with reported African Swine Fever infections will continue in Cebu province.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that the province will continue to abide with the executive orders she issued with regards to the ban of pork products from Luzon and other ASF-hit areas until it is necessary to lift it.

This is a crucial decision as the demand for pork products is expected to rise due to the Christmas season.

The Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy, assured the public that despite the ban, there is no shortage of pork products in Cebu because the pandemic temporarily suspended the operations of hotels and restaurants.

Vincoy said, “We actually have an oversupply due to the pandemic.”

Garcia also said that the quarantine on corn for pig’s feeds imported from other areas will still be implemented with 25 days quarantine for feeds from local provinces and 15 days for international imports.

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