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Measures Taken to Prevent ASF in Krasnoyarsk

16 October 2012, at 8:28am

RUSSIA - Veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, carried out 108 inspections of pig farms in the Krasnoyarsk Territory in central Russia in the first nine months of the year as part of the plan of action to prevent the spread of and eradicate African swine fever (ASF) in Russia.

Of these in spections, 13 were conducted together with prosecutors.

The inspections found that to date 25 farms were violating the veterinary legislation. The inspectors found that there were no sanitary inspection areas on the farms to isolate the animals and the farms breached the veterinary inspection standards required.

Rosselkhoznador filed 58 cases for a total of 48 breaches of the regulations.

In the case of nine of the business papers were sent to the courts to gain a temporary suspension of activities.

The court suspended suspended work on two of the farms and three cases were sent to the prosecutor to gain orders to force the farms to fulfil their legal requirements or to consider a complete halt to their activities in the pig industry.

Rosselkhoznadzor with regional internal affairs agencies and prosecutors conducted 60 inspections of roadside catering operations that operate on federal highways. In 56 organisations serious violations of the veterinary requirements for the sale of products of animal origin, the collection and recycling of food waste were discovered.

Samples in 39 cases were transferred to the prosecuting authorities for testing and to the police to take action against any economic trangressions as well as to ensure tehy met their legal responsibilities.

Police specialists also put in place public safety measures to detect and prevent other breaches of the regulations on the sale of products of animal origin. Over the period 15 enforcement actions were taken out.

A total of 502kg of products of animal origin that did not meet the necessary standards were seized and of this 202kg were destroyed.

The inspectors found that almost all teh estates where hunting took place broke the regulations and the records of cases were submitted for prosecution.

The environmental prosecutor's office in Krasnoyarsk took steps to eliminate the breaches in the legislation to control the postentail spread of disease.

In order to prevent the spread of infectious animal diseases in the Region and to prevent entry into the region of dangerous veterinary and sanitary goods, the Regional Office of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate inspected 2926 vehicles with controlled goods, which included 4,800 tonnes of products of animal origin and animal feed, 47.2 million heads of livestock and poultry, 4.5 million eggs.

The authorities identified 61 cases of the transport of goods without accompanying veterinary documents.

The authorities prevented the movement of 250.9 tonnes of controlled goods, including detained loads of frozen fish at 40 tonnes imported in the territory of the region from the Republic of Kazakhstan.