INTERPORC relaunches its biosafety awareness campaign


The Interprofessional INTERPORC, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), the Autonomous Communities and the organizations and associations that make up the Interprofessional, will once again launch different communication actions to raise awareness among professionals from the sector (farmers, carriers, merchants, industrialists...), hunters and travelers on the importance of extreme prevention and biosecurity measures to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) into Spain.

Posted on Jul 14 ,04:33

INTERPORC relaunches its biosafety awareness campaign

Since the detection of the first outbreaks in Europe and, above all, since its detection in Germany two years ago, the Interprofessional has carried out several communication actions to emphasize that "it is everyone's job to take extreme precautions and keep our country free from this disease.

To this end, it has carried out initiatives such as the preparation and distribution of posters with biosafety measures, as well as direct actions to raise awareness among agents in the sector and society through internal communications and publications on social networks and in different media.

In addition, it has implemented information campaigns specifically aimed at workers from other countries, mainly from Eastern Europe, conveying the importance of avoiding bringing products of animal origin from their country, such as meat and meat products.

Another of the actions in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) has been the campaign, called 'Feeding wild animals is NOT natural' , aimed at citizens to remind them of the importance of not feeding these animals, for which leaflets, posters, infographics and videos have been made for hikers, visitors to natural parks or residents of areas with an overpopulation of wild boars.

Given the importance of this health threat, INTERPORC recommends:

  1. Avoid contact with wildlife, especially workers and personnel in contact with domestic pigs.
  2. Thoroughly comply with the cleaning and disinfection protocols for transport vehicles.
  3. Extreme measures of cleaning and disinfection of equipment (clothes, footwear, utensils...).
  4. If you have traveled to any of the affected countries, do not bring meat or fresh or cured products (neither cold cuts nor sausage).
  5. Avoid leaving traces of food made with pork in containers that are not enabled for it and, above all, without closing.
  6. Inform the authorities if any dead boar is found.
  7. Extreme biosecurity measures on farms, transport and industries.

Request the non-importation of live animals (piglets and fattening pigs) for a period of at least 15 days until the causes of the latest outbreaks are known, and the real situation of ASF is known at this time.

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