Pork exports from UK allowed again
Good news for the UK as exports of meat and meat
products - including pork -can resume again, the European Commission announced
No new Foot-and-Mouth Disease discoveries were made since the latest
outbreak in mid-September.
When it comes down to meat, Britain is now divided into three risk zones:
high (3 km around the affected area; moderate (a 10 km buffer zone outside the
affected area) and low (the rest of the UK).
The area in South East England, in the
county of Surrey, surrounding the FMD affected zone, will remain subject to live
animal and meat product movement restrictions.
Live animal exports from the UK are not allowed yet, as a "precautionary
Great Britain suffered two small outbreaks of FMD, one in August and one in
September, in which altogether eight farms were affected.
The first outbreak was thought to be related to two nearby animal health
laboratories in the town of Pirbright.
â€¢ European Commission
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