New PED Restrictions on Live Pig Imports to EU

EU - While stopping short of a ban, new rules have been drawn up in Brussels for the European Union regarding the import of live pigs from countries with porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED).
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The European Union has stopped short of banning imports of live pigs from countries with the PED virus but it has published new import conditions, according to the UK's National Pig Association.

The rule for pigs to be imported is as follows: "...they have been kept for 40 days before dispatch in a holding in which no case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has been confirmed or suspected and they have been subjected to an agent identification test (PCR) to detect Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus and Porcine Deltacoronavirus on faecal samples taken within seven days prior to dispatch, with negative results and they have not been vaccinated against these viruses..."

Further Reading

You can view EU Regulation No. 750/2014 by clicking here.

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