British pork to be banned in Korea
There is a possibility British pigs and pork are to be
banned in Korea. This comes after a foot-and-mouth outbreak at a farm in
British pigs and pork currently being imported to Korea are detained in
quarantine due to the disease found, said the Ministry of Agriculture &
Forestry. British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has said that authorities were
doing â€œeverything in our powerâ€ to track the source of the disease. Our first
priority has been to act quickly and decisively,â€ he added.
British pork imported to Korea accounted for 0.5 percent of Korea's total
pork imports through July. "We are doing everything in our power to look at the
scientific evidence and to get to the bottom of what has happened and then to
eradicate this disease," Brown said.
It is the first known case since the outbreak in 2001.
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