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Investigation Reveals Violations of African Swine Fever Controls

08 July 2014

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have uncovered 42 violations of the regulations to control African swine fever in two regions in the country and have imposed fines of 85,000 rubles.

The Russian state veterinary service, Rosselkhoznadzor said that employees of the department of veterinary supervision in Nizhny Novgorod and the Republic of Mari El have carried out 28 inspections of companies involved in the production and sale of pork and its products.

The aim was to prevent the spread and eradicate African swine fever from the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, A. Dvorkovich.

Investigations revealed 42 violations of the veterinary legislation and a total of 85,000 rubles in fines were imposed for 22 administrative offences.

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