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Monday, 24 November 2014

Help keep disease out of the UK

Keeping African Swine Fever (ASF) out of Britain must be a top priority for the industry and government alike. One of the major risks is the accidental introduction by somebody returning from an Eastern European country where it is already confirmed. 

It only takes one person to bring back a pork product which they then take onto a unit for lunch and the potential for introducing ASF to the UK exists.

BPEX has produced posters in English, Polish and Lithuanian which are available as hard copy or can be downloaded from the BPEX website.

There is also a pictorial poster which aims to stop people bringing pork products in from countries where ASF has been confirmed.

ASF is slowly getting closer to us all the time and some people are saying it is when not if it arrives here. We have to be on the alert and prepared for the worst.

Posters are available to download here while hard copies are available from Cheryl.barker@bpex.ahdb.org.uk, telephone 02476 478893.

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