Russia bans Latvian pork imports following outbreak of classical swine fever in Latvia; restrictions will apply to live pigs, boar semen, pork and pork products unless they are thermally treated under no less than 70 degrees Celsius

MOSCOW , November 28, 2012 () – Russia banned Latvian pork imports on November 28, the Federal Veterinarian and Phytosanitary Control Service reported.

It explained the ban with an outbreak of classical swine fever in Latvia. The restrictions will apply to live pigs, boar semen, pork and pork products unless they are thermally treated under no less than 70 degrees Celsius.

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