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Thai man arrested in south Taiwan after sausages infected with ASF intercepted in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Thai man is in legal trouble after the sausages his girlfriend mailed him from his home country was found to be infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus. The...

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the offici...

Mexico says pig die-off due to salmonella, pneumonia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities breathed a sigh of relief Friday when experts determined that a die-off of pigs in December at a local slaughterhouse was due to salmonella and Pasteurellosis, a...

Taiwan reports rise in illegal pork mailed from Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of packages containing pork products banned due to the risk of African swine fever (ASF) entering Taiwan doubled last year, officials said Wednesday (Jan. 5), c...

German farm to cull 4,000 pigs after swine fever detected

BERLIN (AP) — A pig farm in northern Germany began culling all of its 4,000 animals Wednesday after a case of African swine fever was confirmed there. The outbreak near Guestrow, abo...

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at r...

China spends big on Australian wheat despite trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is buying up cargoes of Australian wheat despite tensions between the two countries over trade, after Northern Hemisphere producers were hit by adverse weather and d...

Danes take precautions after swine flu crops up in Germany

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent ...

African Swine Fever: China's other pandemic

During a teleconference more than two years ago, Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua urged health authorities to step up efforts to rein in a growing pandemic despite initial "positive results,"...

Taiwan speeding up modernization of pig farms in wake of ASF fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is tightening the rules for feeding pigs with kitchen waste in order to prevent an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak that could jeopardize the country’s siza...

Dumping kitchen waste in Taiwan punishable by up to NT$15 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF...

Shredded chicken laced with pork tests positive for ASF virus in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Packets of shredded chicken containing pork traces have tested positive for the African swine fever (ASF) virus, Kaohsiung’s Agriculture Bureau said Sunday (Aug. 29)...

4 pig farms fined NT$30,000 for illegal use of kitchen waste as feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hog farms have been fined for using kitchen waste as feed without prior approval, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturd...

Taiwan offers NT$1.2 million reward for reporting improper feeding practices at pig farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The agricultural authorities in Taiwan have put up a cash reward of NT$1.2 million (US$42,962) for those providing information on hog farmers violating pig feed rules. ...

Taiwan finds mooncakes from Vietnam contaminated by African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators in Tainan City found mooncakes imported from Vietnam to be infected with African swine fever, while two portions of meat at a Southeast Asian shop in Changhu...