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Authorities clarify African swine fever risk zones in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Tuesday, 4 September, Latvia’s government supported Agriculture Ministry’s changes to rules that govern the rules for liquidation of African swine fever and prevention of threats associated with it.

Changes to rules were prepared to clarify ASF risk zones in Latvia. Also changes to rules provide the opportunity to request assessment of companies’ compliance to rules to allow carrying meat products to other EU member states, the ministry notes.

Because several new ASF infection cases have been recorded for domestic pigs in Latvia, ASF risk territory will be changed soon. This means the 2nd level risk zone in Broceni will remain in Blidene Parish side (to the north of A9 road), Remte Parish side (to the east from road P109).

In Kuldiga, the 2nd level risk zone will remain in Ēdole, Īvande, Padure, Renda and Kabile. Risk zones will also remain in Rumba Parish (to the north of P120 road), Kurmale Parish (to the west of 1,283 and 1,290 roads, and to the north of P118 road).

In Saldus, 2nd level risk zone will be established in Šķēde, Nīgrande, Jaunauce, Ruba, Vadakste, Zaņa, Ezere and Pampāli Parish.

A 3rd level risk zone is established in Broceni County’s Ciecere and Gaiki Parish. This also includes the part of Blidene Parish to the south of A9 road, Remte Parish (to the west of 1,154 and P109 road).

3rd level risk zone in Saldus County has been established in Novadnieki, Kursisi, Zvarde, Saldus, Zirny, Lutrini and Jaunlutrini.

Agriculture Ministry reports that 3rd level risk zone in Kuldiga will be established in Pelči, Snēpele and Vārme, as well as Rumba (to the south of P120 road), Kurmala (to the east of 1,283 and 1,290 roads, as well as south-west of P118 road). 3rd level risk zone will also remain in Saldus.

Changes are also added to regulations to ensure food processing companies do not suffer losses, are able to preserve their competitiveness, and are able to carry products from ASF monitoring zones to EU member states. To be able to do so, companies will have to ask Food and Veterinary Service to perform an evaluation.


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