Use of China animal feed in US raises concern amid swine fever in Asia

American pork producers are using feed from China for their pigs, raising concerns about bringing a contagious disease to the U.S.At least 129 cases of the African swine fever in China have been reported since August, and the incurable viral disease has spread to other parts of Asia, including Vietnam and Mongolia. The fear is it could reach the U.S., where it could devastate the more than $20 billion pork industry.”Feedstuffs can carry it, and one of our concerns is we bring in vitamins and trace minerals for our pork industry from manufacturers in China,” said Steve Meyer, an industry expert with Kerns & Associates in Iowa. “If you get the virus in those things, they can survive for a while.”

Source: Use of China animal feed in US raises concern amid swine fever in Asia

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