Japan cancels pork imports from Hungary
This week's outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in
Hungary caused Japan to close its borders for pork from the Eastern European
Hungarian animal health authorities announced on
Wednesday they had detected CSF in three wild boars in the northern part of the
Hungary's pig market could collapse due to the ban, said
LÃ¡szlÃ³ KovÃ¡cs, CEO of meat processor Pick Szeged. Japan is one of Hungary's key
export markets, importing about 15% of Hungarian pork
Hungary's pig stock could easily
become too big and prices could decrease, he feared.
parts, like spare rib roast and ham, can be sold nowhere else but in Japan, he
explained. These parts could be sold in Europe but only at a very low
If the export of these becomes impossible, the meat industry
will cut back production, KovÃ¡cs added.
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â€¢ Hungary detects CSF in wild boars (25 Jan
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