China’s Swine Fever Outbreaks Blamed on Feeding Kitchen Waste to Pigs


China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever.

The statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is the government’s first comment on how the deadly disease has spread in the world’s top pork producer.
China has reported more than 40 outbreaks of highly infectious diseases since early August, with farms in 12 provinces and already infected municipalities.

It doesn’t affect people.

Beijing has not yet said how the disease has entered the country, but the ministry said that 62 per cent of the first 21 outbreaks are related to feeding the kitchen waste.

Ortaya These outbreaks were mostly in urban-rural borders, and especially in early September in Anhui, kentsel the statement said. Anhui is an eastern province where the capital of Hefei is located approximately 415 km (258 miles) west of Shanghai.

In the Inner Mongolia region of the virus, the kitchen waste given to pigs on a farm was also detected.

Beslen The provinces where the outbreak and neighboring provinces have completely banned the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs, the epidemic has been greatly reduced, and this has fully demonstrated the importance of full feeding of waste,. The statement said.
Because it is cheaper than the pig feed produced, kitchen waste or pulp is widely used in China to feed pigs by small farmers in particular.

Regulations require that water should be heated to a certain temperature before it is consumed, but industry experts say that stepping is often skipped.

The ministry also said it would establish a registration system for vehicles for the transport of live pigs, poultry and other animals to control the spread of the disease.

Long-distance transport of live pigs has been the main channel for transmitting African pig fire to different regions.

Vehicles transporting pigs and other animals will no longer be allowed to use the normalde green channel kanal on roads that are normally permitted for transport of fresh products, the ministry added.

It required the use of refrigerated transport to better cut the farms and better manage the feeding of animals in different regions.

In recent years, China has made the construction of new farms in the northeast closer to grain supply. However, the policy, which has not yet been accompanied by investment in new slaughterhouses, has led to a large number of swine in the south over long distances.

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