Press Releases

‘Botcha” seizednews2
Tempo
February 24, 2012
Rizal S. Obanil

Some 450 kilos of suspected double dead meat or “Botcha” were confiscated by authorities that also led to the arrest of five persons in Tondo, Manila the other night.

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RP bans beef from Paraguay, poultry & birds from Australia
Tempo
February 16, 2012
Marvyn N. Benaning

No cattle or livestock from Paraguay will be allowed into the country following the outbreak of the food-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the landlocked Latin American country. The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced Tuesday the ban after the Paris-based Office International des Epizooties (OIE) or the World Animal Health Organization confirmed the outbreak. In Memorandum Order No. 2, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the temporary ban on the importation of FMD-susceptible animal products and by products from Paraguay will stay until there is a declaration that the outbreak has been contained. The ban is imposed universally to protect herds from being infected as well as to prevent the possible entry of unsafe meat products.

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DA Bans Beef from Paraguay
Manila Bulletin
February 15, 2012
Marvyn N. Benaning

No cattle or livestock from Paraguay will be allowed into the country following the outbreak of the food-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the landlocked Latin American country.

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