China has banned South Korean pig imports after Seoul reported an outbreak of African swine fever. Photo: AFP

China bans pig imports from South Korea over African swine fever fears

  • Quarantine inspections of shipments and passenger luggage will be strengthened, customs agency says
  • And any illegally imported hogs will be destroyed
Topic |   African swine fever

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China has banned South Korean pig imports after Seoul reported an outbreak of African swine fever. Photo: AFP
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Pigs stand in a barn at a farm in Panggezhuang village in northern China's Hebei province in May. Pork prices have spiked after shortages caused by an outbreak of African swine fever. Photo: AP

US announces new rules to speed up pig slaughter ahead of anticipated China pork supply gap

  • Removal of speed limits expected to increase production by 12.5 per cent, but critics fear changes will affect both food and worker safety
  • Unprecedented pork shortage expected to emerge as African swine fever ravages herds in China
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Pigs stand in a barn at a farm in Panggezhuang village in northern China's Hebei province in May. Pork prices have spiked after shortages caused by an outbreak of African swine fever. Photo: AP
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