Pork products from Bohol intercepted in a port in Cebu City

Bohol Island News Staff | Posted at 8:15 p.m., September 3, 2019

The Cebu Provincial African Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force seized boxes of imported canned goods that came from Bohol on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the post made by Sugbo News, the official publication of the Cebu Provincial Government, these were intercepted by the Bureau of Animal Industry Veterinary Quarantine Station and Cebu Port Authority at Pier 1.

The said products were canned goods from suspected ASF virus-infected country, which are banned from entering Cebu.

(Photo credits to Sugbo News)

Earlier, the Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has created the task force by virtue of an executive order. A separate order was also issued on the 100-day ban of imported pork products to enter the province without proper documents.

READ:  Bohol bans pork imports  due to African swine fever

In a related development, the Provincial ASF Task Force will conduct a raid in some establishments here.

This came after only seven of the 16 retailers and supermarkets have submitted the inventory of their imported pork products.

They were given until August 23 to comply.

In a separate interview, Dr. Mary Ann Gabona, veterinarian IV of the Cebu Provincial Veterinarian’s Office, revealed that two of the said establishments voluntarily turned over to the task force their imported pork products.

The products that were turned over amounted to P219,000.


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