Russia warns of quarantine if swine fever spreads in southStaff Writer | November 25, 2016
Russia's food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it would have to introduce a quarantine if more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) occure at pork breeding facilities in the southern Krasnodar region.
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Russia is one of the world's largest wheat exporters. However, the Rosselkhoznadzor watchdog played down the significance of the warning when contacted by Reuters.
"There is no need to impose any significant restrictions, including export restrictions, now," Aleksey Alekseenko, a spokesman, said.
Experts at Rosselkhoznadzor are currently reviewing the situation and conclusions are expected to be made in the next couple of days, he added. There have been ten ASF outbreaks in the Krasnodar region in November. ■