Russia considers fines for selling ASF-infected meat

Russia may introduce turnover-based fines for the unscrupulous meat processors accepting pork with African Swine Fever (ASF).

Russian vice prime minister Alexey Gordeev announced that at a recent press conference. The government has been studying the African Swine Fever (ASF) situation and recognised the rising number of outbreaks, in which meat infected with ASF eventually hit the grocery shelves in the country, Gordeev said.
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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.