Personnel of the Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force seized more than P80,000 worth of canned cooked pork from Korea from a market stall in Bacolod, while a cargo of banned goods was sent back and the shipper issued a notice of violation.
The task force conducted the operation Dec. 30 and 31 in line with the continued campaign against the entry of pork meat products, to ensure that Negros Occidental remains free of ASF.
It added that 890 cans of Korean luncheon meat were taken from a Korean grocery outlet in Bacolod City, and 24 cans of Korean spam in two boxes were intercepted at the cargo area of the Bacolod-Silay Airport and shipped back to the point of origin.
Both violators were given warning for their first offense and a notice of violation of Provincial Ordinance 024, series of 2019, or the ASF Prevention Ordinance of Negros Occidental.
Members of the task force continued their operation even during the holidays against the entry of banned pork meat products, particularly from provinces in Luzon, where the dreaded ASF has infected hogs and caused millions of pesos in damages to the swine industry. | MML