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Hotdog, longganisa and tocino allegedly infected with African Swine Fever in PH market


The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc (PAMPI) received information from hog raisers that processed food products like hotdog, longganisa, and tocino allegedly infected with African Swin Fever, according to reports.


Currently there were no brand names are specified.

"Unfair nga po, very unfair 'pag walang brand na ime-mention kasi lahat tatamaan. Sa totoo lang hindi kami maka-respond. Wala kaming hawak [na impormasyon]" according to Rex Agarrado, the spokesperson of PAMPI.


The spokeperson addresses his iconcern to the Bureau of Animal Industry by asking for more details about the situation.

It was the Samahang Industriya ng Agrkilultura (SINAG) that monitored the report and the Department of Agriculture confirmed it, according to the report of ABS-CBN.


African Swin Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs and it does not pose any health risk to humans, according to the World Organization for Animal Health.
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