Asia bans imports of pork from Germany over fears of African swine fever

GERMANY – Germany’s pork producers have been cut off from key Asian markets after a boar with African swine fever was reported, a major setback in an already challenging year for meat producers following COVID-19 outbreaks at plants. Japan joined China, South Korea and Singapore in halting German pork imports. The bans followed quickly after German officials confirmed the presence of the porcine plague in the carcass of a wild boar. African swine fever spreads through contact with infected animals and can also be spread by people and trucks. It…

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