260-kilos of meat from Poland, Belgium destroyed amid ASF fears

Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 27 2019 03:25 PM

CEBU - The National Meat Inspection Service and the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries set fire to 260 kilos of imported meat from Poland and Belgium, two of the countries affected with African Swine Fever (ASF).

The meat products were confiscated during the inspection at the DVMF office on Thursday morning.

Dr. Jennifer Luarente, office-in-charge of the Public Health section of DVMF, said that they had to incinerate the pork meat to avoid putting consumers at risk.

Delia Cabilita, operations manager of the meat shop, said that it was supposed to be the last batch of pork products delivered from Germany.

They will have to check with their suppliers on why the frozen pork flat bones and frozen pork cutting fats were mixed in the delivery.