Over 700 kg of pork meat seized at Bacolod port

Mitch Lipa, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 26 2019 12:10 PM | Updated as of Sep 26 2019 12:23 PM

Members of the Negros Occidental African Swine Fever Task Force intercepted 777.25 kilos of pork meat products from Cainta, Rizal during an inspection at the Bacolod Port Wednesday afternoon.

Provincial veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said this is a result of the strict implementation of the 100-day ban imposed by the province to prevent the entry of pork meat products coming from areas with positive cases of ASF.

The 13 boxes of shipment consist of tocino, bacon, chorizo and other assorted meat products.

A local processed meat distributor was the supposed recipient of the shipment.

The product was accompanied by supporting documents approved by the National Meat Inspection Service. However, since there is a local ban on meat products from Luzon, the Task Force decided to ship back the products after a documentation was made at the port.

Last week, the Task Force also confiscated and burned several kilos of imported meat products and assorted pork siopao from Manila as a result of their continued operation.