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Food Workers Sue to Stop Trump Plan to Speed Up Pig Slaughterhouse Lines

A food workers’ union filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block a Trump administration move to end limits on the speed of pork slaughter lines, arguing the new rule would lead to more injuries among employees and increase the risk …

New Hog Slaughterhouse Rules Please Firms, Worry Food Safety Advocates

U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and environmental advocates …

Bulgaria Fights Spread of African Swine Fever

Bulgaria has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of deadly African swine fever and protect the country’s 600-million lev ($344 million) pig-breeding industry, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but …

China’s Pig Farms Tighten Biosecurity to Beat African Swine Fever

A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards. From farms to feed mills to transport, …

China’s Swine Fever Losses May Be Twice as High as Officially Reported

As many as half of China’s breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to the estimates of four people who supply large farms. …

Vietnam Culls More Than 2.5M Pigs to Contain Deadly African Swine Fever: Officials

Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province of the country, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. The virus, which is …

S. Korea Scrambles to Stop Spread of African Swine Fever After N. Korea Outbreak

South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea’s agriculture …

Deadly African Swine Fever Now `Endemic’ in Two Regions of China: UN

China’s attempts to control African swine fever have been insufficient to stem further spread of the disease, with the deadly pig contagion now endemic in two regions, a United Nations group said. The virus that causes the disease is entrenched …

Thailand Intensifies Efforts to Stop ‘Pig Ebola’ from Crossing Border

Thailand, one of Asia’s top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that’s causing havoc as it spreads across the region. African swine fever — a disease that kills nearly all the pigs it infects …

Vietnam Culls More Than 1 Million Pigs as African Swine Fever Spreads Rapidly

Vietnam has culled more than 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever, the government said on Monday, as the virus continues to spread rapidly in the Southeast Asian country. Pork accounts for three-quarters of total meat consumption in …