Porky Pig’s relatives not allowed to enter USA
From 20 – 28 August 2023, agriculture specialists stopped 13 shipments from the same corporation in Hong Kong that were heading to the same company in Bellerose, New York. Each shipment contained pork items, some contained pork and poultry items, and one contained pork and other prohibited food.
All in all, 501 kg of pork, 135 kg of poultry, and 40 kg of prohibited foods were seized US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville.
The receiving corporation was notified about the prohibited shipments and the food was destroyed. Pork products from Hong Kong are prohibited due to outbreaks of African swine fever, classical swine fever, and swine vesicular disease in the region.
Because of the presence of these three swine diseases, all pork products from Hong Kong are not permitted without the applicable US department of agriculture veterinary services permits. (cj)