Croatia declared free of classical swine fever

ZAGREB, Sept 27 (Croatia Sun News) – Croatia has been granted the status of a country free of classical swine fever after a 2013 ban on the marketing in the EU of live pigs and pork from Croatia has been lifted, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement on Thursday.

“The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed decided at a meeting on 25 September 2019 to lift the marketing restrictions for pigs from Croatia, imposed in 2013. This is the result of the long-term implementation of comprehensive veterinary measures to monitor, control and eradicate this disease in the population of domestic and feral pigs,” the statement said.

Classical swine fever is a dangerous contagious disease of domestic and feral pigs, which was last confirmed among domestic pigs in Croatia in March 2008, the ministry said.

(Source: Hina)

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