Ministry to sample products for ASF

Ministry to sample products for ASF

The Health Ministry will conduct sampling on pork-based products to ensure that they are not contaminated by the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the sampling was to verify the effectiveness of the retort process, a food processing method.

The ministry, through its Food Safety and Quality Division, was also working together with the Sarawak Veterinary Services Department to monitor the situation, he said in a statement.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Veterinary Services Department had advised consumers to refrain from buying pork-based products and urged farmers to stop swill feeding practices to prevent the risk of ASF.


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