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Food Safety - Burgas slaughters 99 pigs hidden by their owners

Food Safety - Burgas slaughters 99 pigs hidden by their owners

12 November 2019 | 10:35 | FOCUS News Agency
Burgas. Officials of the Regional Food Safety Directorate (RFSD) - Burgas have slaughtered 99 pigs, hidden by their owners, said the press office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Water. Following a tip-off about free-ranging pigs in the Panaya area between the towns of Aheloy and Kableshkovo, a spot-check was carried out. The pigs found to belong to six farmers were not ear-tagged and were of unknown origin.
Jointly with the police and the prosecutor's office the animals have been humanely killed. The owners have been issued administrative citations. The unregistered farms with the unidentified animals fall within a three-kilometre quarantine zone established around an industrial pig farm. One of the inspectors was attacked during the slaughtering. The attacker was arrested by police.
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New outbreak of African swine fever in Smyadovo

New outbreak of African swine fever in Smyadovo

18 October 2019 | 13:01 | FOCUS News Agency
Shumen. By order of the director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency a primary outbreak of African swine fever in a pig breeding farm has been declared. The farm is located in the Smyadovo municipality, in an area west of the town of Smyadovo, said the press office of the Shumen Regional Administration.
According to the order, a 3 km protection zone has been set. A 10 km surveillance zone has also been identified, comprising of: from the Smyadovo municipality – the villages of Aleksandrovo and Rish, as well as the urbanised territory of Smyadovo, from the Veliki Preslav municipality – the villages of Zlatar, Dragoevo, Mokresh and Suha reka. According to the Regional Food Safety Directorate, 68 animals from the infected farm were slaughtered and buried. All biosecurity measures as per the order have been implemented. The next meeting of the Regional Epizootic Commission will be held on 22 October in the building of the Shumen Regional Administration.
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First case of African swine fever registered in Asenovgrad area

First case of African swine fever registered in Asenovgrad area

14 October 2019 | 14:05 | FOCUS News Agency
Asenovgrad. Тhe first case of African swine fever (ASF) was registered in the area of Asenovgrad, Director of State Forestry - Asenovgrad Slavi Bogutev told Focus Radio – Plovdiv.
The virus was confirmed in a wild boar shot by hunters in the land of Uzunovo village. The meat was immediately sent for laboratory testing to Sofia, the result of the second sample also came positive. "The sample was confirmed positive on Friday. The subsequent actions were taken in compliance with the order of the minister of agriculture, food and forests – the infected boar was buried in a specially designated place, and a quarantine zone within a radius of 5 km around the shooting area has been set. All human activity, as well as the access of humans and pets, is strictly prohibited. The quarantine period is one month," Bogutev said.
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