China Suspends Pork Imports from Italy Due to African Swine Fever 馃嚞馃嚙

China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it had suspended pork imports from Italy after African swine fever (ASF) was detected in a wild boar in the country, Reuters reports.

This was the first reported case on Italy’s mainland since the virus arrived in Western Europe in 2018. Italy is the European Union’s seventh largest pork producer with a $9.1 billion industry.

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