The pork industry is calling on pig owners to boost their biosecurity measures after African swine fever (ASF) and foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus fragments were again detected in pork products seized at Australia’s international mail centres, according to a report by ABC News. 

“These findings highlight the need for Australia’s livestock industries to maintain high biosecurity standards. Practices such as illegal swill feeding – the feeding food scraps that have been in contact with meat to pigs, have the potential to bring these diseases into their farms,” said Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. Read more