More than 300 kilos of processed meat seized in Zamboanga Port

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 10 2020 12:52 AM

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ZAMBOANGA CITY - At least 350 kilos of pork and chicken processed meat, mostly chorizo, were seized at the Zamboanga port late last week after its alleged owner failed to present a permit to authorities.

According to the Bureau of Animal Industry Veterinary Services, the confiscated cargo came from Cebu, which should have papers in order to acquire entry to Zamboanga . 

Authorities said the owner was not able to produce a shipping permit, an FDA license, and a certificate of product which would attest the products are free from African swine flu.

Zamboanga remains swine fever-free, as it continues to impose local regulations in boundaries, airport, terminals and seaport.

The seized products were disposed within the compound and were buried.--Report from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News