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No Pork Exports Reported in February

by 5m Editor
17 March 2010, at 9:00am

SOUTH KOREA - Korea's pork exports fell to nil in February due to frozen demand in the wake of the recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at domestic livestock farms, the customs office said yesterday.

According to data provided by the Korea Customs Service, Korea could not export any pork meat including fresh and frozen products last month, compared with 69 tons it sold overseas the previous month.

The Korea Herald reports that this is the first time that no exports have been reported since July 2000 when the nation was also hit by FMD.

Korea was affected by the highly contagious animal disease in 2000 and 2002, with 15 and 16 cases reported in those years, respectively.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) by clicking here.