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After an outbreak of African swine fever in one of the largest pig farms in Lithuania, the Food and Veterinary Service of Latvia has halted the import of several pork product categories, including fresh pork meat, frozen pork, as well as various pork product - sausages, ground pork, packaged pork, etc., informs NOZARE.LV/LETA.
Latvia stops pork imports from Lithuania
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As Food and Veterinary Service spokeswoman Anna Joffe informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, pork imports from Lithuania have been halted only temporarily.

People in Latvia who have purchased Lithuanian pork products over the past two weeks and still have these products in their homes are asked to consider whether to eat them, as well as not to dispose of them in regular garbage bins, to prevent the spread of the virus.

African swine fever is not harmful to humans. This is the first time that African swine fever has been registered in the territory of Lithuania.

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