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NPPC Statement on Illegal Pork Seizure
On March 15, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it intercepted a large shipment of illegal pork products from China before it could enter the United States. The contraband shipment, which will be safely and securely destroyed in accordance with U.S. government policy, reportedly contained products derived from pork, such as flavorings in ramen noodles, and did not include fresh meat. It is illegal to import pork products from countries, like China, that are positive for African swine fever (ASF), a disease that only affects pigs and that poses no human health or food safety risks, to the United States. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) issued the following statement.
“Preventing the spread of African swine fever to the United States is our top priority. We are thankful to CBP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their increased vigilance and the expanded resources they have put in place to prevent ...
Smuggled Pork Sausage is Definitely NOT Baby Formula
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents see strange things all the time, so they likely weren’t too surprised when they found pork sausages in canisters of baby formula. A woman from El Salvador evidently felt powdered formula was more easily replaced than the pork product, but now she’ll never know. Border agents at Washington Dulles International Airport confiscated and incinerated the sausages and sent her on her way.
According to information from CBP, on any given day last year, CBP agriculture specialists typically seized an average of 4,638 prohibited plants, meats, animal byproducts and soil; and intercepted 352 insect pests at U.S. ports of entry.
“Swine meat from El Salvador is prohibited from entering the United States due to the presence of swine vesicular disease (SVD), a highly contagious viral disease of pigs caused...
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