Germany finds one new swine fever case in wild boar

One more case of African swine fever (ASF) has been found in the wild boar population in Brandenburg, the eastern German region's government said on Friday 16 October.
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That is leading to problems with unsold pigs having to remain on German farms, Kloeckner said. However, she added that state aid such as subsidised storage of unsold pork was currently not justified.

Several German slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants became COVID-19 hotspots this summer, sparking a major industry shake-up with new health measures leading to reduced capacity.

Clear regulations must be developed in cooperation with neutral experts to enable slaughterhouses and meatpakers to meet increased COVID-19 standards and work at high capacity, Kloeckner said.

“The goal must be to again enable more slaughtering but simultaneously to guarantee the safety of workers,” she said.

Kloeckner said the fight against ASF in Germany will be a "long distance run" but the country is negotiating with China and other Asian countries about lifting import bans.

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