The representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Alekseenko said that now the Ministry is considering a ban on import into the Russian Federation of Ukrainian pork due to the spread of the virus of African swine fever (ASF) and the epidemic at the mill "Kalita" in the Kiev region.
The Rosselkhoznadzor is conducting a rapid assessment of the situation, however, the Ukrainian side has Until now not provided the requested data.
according to the National meat Association (NMA), in July of 2015 revealed 12 cases of ASF in Ukraine, " Vedomosti ". With the requirement to impose a ban on the import of Ukrainian pork to the Russian Federation were made by Russian manufacturers of meat – the leaders of the National Union of pig producers (NAC), IA, Miratorg, Rusagro, Cherkizovo, " agro-Belogorie ", "Agropromkomplektatsia" and " pork farm, July 20, signatories to the proper appeal to the head of the Ministry of agriculture Alexander Tkachev. The authors of the letter spoke about the need to " quickly take the necessary and absolutely justified in this situation the limits of supply of pork From Ukraine ". Remember the outbreak of the virus SYD in Ukraine, the Rosselkhoznadzor announced in may. Then the outbreak was identified in the Kiev region in the tract "Grabow" near the horticultural society Lily of the valley "and land" Residence "Zalesye" in Brovary district. In 2014 in Ukraine there were eleven outbreaks of African swine fever. In early April, the Rosselkhoznadzor has not ruled out the possibility of ceasing the supply of agricultural products From Ukraine due to the deterioration of quality supervision in this country. Remember, at the end of July last year, came into force imposed by Rospotrebnadzor ban on the importation of fruits and vegetables and canned fish Ukrainian plants. Before that, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposed restrictions on imports of Ukrainian milk and products from milk From July 28. Before the CPS had voiced complaints to Ukrainian products from milk, as in the beginning of July was declared by the Minister Anna Popova. The statement was followed by a number of limitations, among them concerning such manufacturers as "Milkiland-Ukraine" (part of the international group Milkiland) and Lozovsky dairy plant. In January at the outbreak of African swine fever, the Rosselkhoznadzor has restricted the import of Ukrainian pork, pork products and swine breeding. In addition, Russia has restricted the import of corn cereals, juices, alcoholic beverages and sweets. ASF is a viral disease of pigs, first registered in 1903 in South Africa. It is safe for humans but deadly for pigs. The meat of infected animals is subject to liquidation. Some major outbreaks of ASF in Russia were caused by the use of kitchen waste as feed for domestic pigs in small farms.