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South Korea raises ASF preparedness level

New outbreaks of African swine fever reported in several countries
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.
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African swine fever hits a third Polish pig farm

New outbreaks also confirmed across Asia and Europe
That African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed at two commercial farms in different regions of Poland within one month must be matter for concern for a country fighting a long-running battle against the disease in its wild boar population. New outbreaks of the disease have also been confirmed in domestic pigs in China, Hong Kong, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
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Astral Foods: Municipal water woes hurting company

South African poultry company is experiencing water supply interruptions at its plant in Lekwa area
South African poultry company Astral Foods says the deterioration of the municipal infrastructure of the Lekwa municipality has led to water supply interruptions to the company’s poultry processing plant in the area.
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Biotech firm opens first insect meal plant in Ghana

Cycle Farms inaugurates facility in Tema
With the view to reducing feed costs for tilapia production and the country’s reliance on imported protein feed ingredients, French-based biotechnology company, Cycle Farms, has launched its first facility for the production of insect meal in the West African country.
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Reports: All of China affected by African swine fever

The last region of the country to be hit has now reported its first cases.
The last region in China to be affected by African swine fever (ASF) has reported its first cases, while new outbreaks have been confirmed in Cambodia, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam, as well as in some European wild boar populations.
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Angola becomes third largest importer of US chicken

African country imported 191,187 metric tons of U.S. frozen chicken leg quarters alone in 2018
Angola became the third largest importer of chicken from the United States, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
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