Customs Officials Seize Nearly 10 Tons of Prohibited Meats from China | NTD

published on July 2, 2020

us customs officials are intercepting

more and more prohibited meats from

China one seaport in California found

nearly ten tons in just two months us

customs officials in Los Angeles has

intercepted nearly 20,000 pounds or 10

tons of prohibited meat products from

China

it was seized over a period of two

months from early April to early June

before reaching American consumers the

meat products contained prohibited pork

beef chicken and duck it was packaged in

boxes with other consumer products like

kitchenware or headphones US Customs and

Border Protection says it was a clear

attempt to smuggle the meat CBP official

mark Morgan said on Twitter great straw

by CBP Los Angeles intercepting over

20,000 pounds of prohibited meats from

China we're keeping America safe the US

Department of Agriculture says China is

affected by African swine fever and

several other diseases found in animals

African swine fever is lethal to pigs

and wild boars and it's highly

contagious but it's not too dangerous to

humans the disease first hit China in

2018 and then spread to neighboring

countries China continues to battle

against African swine flu with new cases

reported in recent months pigs can get

it from contact with food or clothing

tainted with the disease because of this

us customs officials warned that

prohibited meat shipments could

contaminate us livestock and cripple

America's pork industry and its exports

the LA Long Beach seaport has

intercepted 70% more prohibited meats

from China this year compared to the

same time last year

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