Canada funds additional detector dogs as part of ASF prevention strategy

As part of Canada’s African swine fever (ASF) prevention efforts, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced March 14 new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegally imported meat products from entering Canada.

This funding will allow for the addition of 24 detector dog teams over five years, bringing the total number to 39 Food, Plant & Animal Detector Dog Service (DDS) teams.
Read more

The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.