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China caught smuggling pork in unrefrigerated containers into America

PortandTerminal.com, March 19, 2019

Newark, NJ – U.S. federal agents seized at least a million pounds of pork that were being smuggled from China into the country in more than 50 shipping containers via the ports of New York and New Jersey according to Bloomberg and other media outlets.

Officials feared the meat could be contaminated with African swine fever virus, which has killed more than a million pigs in China. It’s not dangerous to humans, but officials say an outbreak in America could cause $10 billion in damage to the pork industry in just one year.

African swine fever virus has killed more than a million pigs in China

Officials say the pork was smuggled over several weeks in containers where it was hidden by packages of noodles and laundry detergent. They say the meat was “primarily cured,” and the cargo containers were not refrigerated.

Troy Miller, field operations director for the Customs and Border Protection in New York and New Jersey, says it’s the largest agricultural seizure ever made in the United States.

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