Appeal to South Africans to help combat CSF
South African holiday makers have been requested to observe regulations to
control classical swine fever (CSF) in the Eastern Cape.
The disease is said to still persist in a few small
areas of the province. National and provincial veterinary officials and
authorities are making a final effort in to eradicate the disease.
Therefore checkpoints and other measures have been taken to ensure the
disease's control. Every vehicle will be searched for pork and pork
for the agriculture department said that holiday makers to the Eastern Cape can
play an important role in combatting CSF
by adhering to the instituted
measures and by exercising patience at roadblocks to allow the staff to perform
Visitors are also requested to note that pork products, like sausages, bacon
and ham, may be taken into the Eastern Cape but will not be allowed to leave the
This includes pork products that are taken in transit through the Eastern
addition, no live pigs and whole or half pig carcasses may be moved into, within
or through the province without a permit issued by the local state veterinary
office at origin.
The operation will last until April next year.
Related news items:
â€¢ South African CSF outbreak costs millions
(24 Oct 2006)
â€¢ Swaziland's ban on pork imports lifted
â€¢ South African CSF outbreak 'under control'
(16 Oct 2006)
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