Increasing pork consumption after African swine fever under control

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
April 16, 2019, 15:55 [GMT+7]

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic has been put under control in Viet Nam, with multiple localities reporting no new outbreaks. No case of ASF has been reported in Da Nang to date.

Many people have consumed pork again.
Many local residents have resumed the consumption of pork.

Mr Cao Xuan Thai, the Head of the municipal Agency of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, said, relevant local agencies have taken many proactive measures to prevent the ASF spread into in Da Nang, and especially encouraged the public not to turn away from safe pork products. 

Thanks to the publicity of information about ASF, local residents now feel more secure to eat meat every day.

Ms Nguyen Thi Van, a small trader selling pork at the Son Tra District-based Man Thai Market, said, recent days have seen a gradual increase in the consumption of pork compared with late March.

“Last month, I sold only meat products of 2 pigs each day, now the number has increased to 4. Many restaurants and eateries have also resumed their purchases of my pork products”, happily said Van.

At present, a total of 1,000 pigs are handled at slaughter houses across the city per night, reaching two-thirds of the usual days.

Mr Pham Tuan Anh, the Director of the Da Nang Poultry Processing JSC, confirmed, the number of pigs transported into its Da Son slaughter house has increased to 200 per night, much higher than in late March.

Anh said his company says no to pigs sourced from the ASF-hit northern regional localities. Besides, clean-ups and the spraying of disinfectant have been frequently carried out at this slaughter house so as to ensure safe pork supplies to the local market.