The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered a temporary ban on pork products coming from Singapore.
The DA said this is due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the Southeast Asian country, ABS-CBN News reported.
A memorandum issued by DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said the ban prohibits entry of domestic and wild pigs and their products, including pork skin and pork meat.
The memo stated that Singapore is not accredited to export any swine-related commodities but “there is a need to prevent the entry of any ASF-susceptible products originating from Singapore that might enter the country from hand-carried products.”
DA has imposed stricter measures against ASF, as new cases recorded in the country, ABS-CBN News further reported.