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Keeping UK disease free is top priority

The government and the swine industry should make it their priority to keep ASF (African Swine Fever) out Britain, according to BPEX.

One of the major risks is the accidental introduction through someone entering the UK from an Eastern European country where it is already confirmed.

It only takes one person to bring back a contaminated pork product and the potential for introducing ASF to the UK is there.

BPEX has produced posters in English, Polish and Lithuanian which are available as hard copy and can be requested be email ( or can be downloaded from the BPEX website.

"Biosecurity remains the key and the BPEX posters are an important element. There is also a pictorial poster which aims to stop people bringing pork products in from countries where ASF has been confirmed.

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