UN-WTO: no need to ban pork due to swine flu

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May 3, 2009 02:37

The UN and World Trade Organization say there's no justification for any anti-pork trade measures as a result of the swine flu epidemic since there is no evidence the virus is spread by food. The UN's Food and Agriculture and World Health Organization, along with the WTO and the World Organization for Animal Health, issued a joint statement Saturday. It came after major American pork importers like Russia and China banned pork products from certain US states. Indonesia, Ukraine and the Philippines and Serbia have banned certain pork products from the entire country.


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