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USDA Lifts Restrictions on Certain Pork Imports from Poland

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) lifted restrictions on some fresh and frozen pork imports from Poland that were instituted October 18, 2018, due to potential risk from African Swine Fever (ASF). APHIS last week suspended entry of all imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland while it completed a review of the country's export protocols. Upon completing the review, APHIS lifted restrictions on all establishments located in the contiguous free zones, but retained restrictions on raw and heat-treated, not-fully-cooked product from two establishments. USDA is also working with Customs and Border Protection staff to enhance screening of passenger baggage coming from Poland and other ASF-affected countries to ensure restricted products are not brought into the U.S.

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