• African swine fever gets too close for comfort of U.S. pork consumers

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    The USDA's confirmation that African Swine Fever has turned up in the Dominican Republic changes the metrics for pork consumers in the United States.
    Classical Swine Fever was in the Dominican Republic almost 40 years ago, but ASF changes things. North America is no longer free of the virus that's been sweeping the globe, and only 800 miles separate U.S. swine from the disease.
    What isn't changing is the prohibition on exporting Dominican pork to the United States. The ban on Dominican pork exports to the United States exists because of the country's history with swine fever.
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