Romania to slaughter 20,000 pigs
Swine fever has been discovered at a farm in the
west of the country - Romanian authorities have been ordered to slaughter 20,000
Romania has previously been banned of exporting pork to other EU countries,
due to recurring problems with swine fever. The farms in Timis county, which
belong to Smithfield foods - of the largest US meat processing companies - will
be investigated. Swine fever is contagious, infected pigs must be slaughtered
and carcasses are to be incinerated or buried.
The virus has already been discovered on the Cenei farm, where the mass
slaughter is to take place.
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