Indonesia Will not Ban Pork Derivative Products

by 5m Editor
29 April 2009, at 11:21am

JAKARTA - Indonesia will not ban pork derivative products because they were already processed to guarantee their safety, the private news portal detikcom quoted a minister as saying on earlier today.

"Through the process, virus like swine flu would be killed," said Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu here.

She said the ministry would issue a regulation this week to replace the rule of Agricultural Ministry's Animal Husbandry Directorate General on the matter.

She said the move would not be conducted by Indonesia only because at least six countries already did the same thing.

Ms Mari added that Indonesia imported frozen pork, not live pigs, in a small number.