While it is thankfully not contagious to humans, African Swine Fever (ASF) has had a devastating impact on the pork markets around the world. It has created global pork shortages, especially in China, and will continue to drive the global pork trade to record levels in upcoming years. Simply put, there is not enough global meat to fill China’s needs while also meeting demand in the rest of the world. Prices for hogs and pork are growing higher and this trend will only continue. In spite of this, the bright and shining star has been-and continues to be-the USA! While pork prices are rising, ASF is nowhere to be seen in the USA.
The USA has not had a single case of ASF. Why?
What is the USA doing to prevent ASF?
Want a certain brand?
Looking for a particular cut?
Searching for that price point?
Foodlinx is here to serve your pork needs!
Please ask your Foodlinx salesperson for current specials.
For more Information about African Swine Fever
African swine fever virus is a contagious viral disease impacting only pigs, not people, so it is not a public health threat or food safety concern. The World Organization for Animal Health, of which the U.S. is a member, considers African swine fever to be a trade limiting foreign animal disease of swine. Countries with confirmed cases are subject to international trade restrictions aimed at reducing the risk of introduction of the disease through trade. The United States has never had a case of African swine fever and there are strict animal health and import requirements enforced by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine and Customs and Border Protection to prevent entry into the United States. There is a national response plan for African swine fever that has been developed by USDA Veterinary Services.