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Taiwan fines traveler US$6,400 for bringing in Chinese moon cakes with...

Taiwan has banned pork products from China where an epidemic of the African swine fever led to the deaths of millions of pigs.

Swine fever sends China’s pork prices, imports soaring

More than 1.1 million pigs have been killed or culled so far as authorities scramble to contain the virus that has spread to neighbouring countries.

China could feel swine fever blow for next decade

Official reports of a 24% decline for the nation’s herd are conservative, with many expecting a production decline of as much as 45% for this year.

The US has so many fat pigs that pork prices are...

Pork wholesale prices are at the lowest for this time of year in a decade thanks to a huge expansion in the American hog herd, which just hit its highest mark since 1943.

China halts Canadian meat shipments over bogus documents

China says it will turn away all meat shipped from Canada, just days before China and the US sit down to work on settling a trade dispute that has also caught Canada in the crossfire.

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos

The move follows a similar ban on Friday by China.

Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever

The disease has spread rapidly across China since last August and also spread this year in Vietnam.

China’s food is only going to get pricier

Smack in the middle of a trade war with the US, China is facing a food shortage that’s raising prices for consumers.

Malaysia safe for now, but more precautions needed to ward off...

The Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Associations of Malaysia says any outbreak would affect farmers as people would stop buying meat.

US$2 billion black market meat trade severed by pig fever battle

Stricter controls at China’s borders have slashed the amount of unofficial produce being imported into the country through its immediate neighbours.

China may be culling dairy cows for beef to offset pork...

China is turning to other types of protein as it faces a shortage of pork in the wake of an African swine fever outbreak.

Despite culls, import bans, swine fever to hit pork market for...

Millions of pigs are being culled as African Swine Fever cuts through Asia, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from global food markets.

Pig `Ebola’ virus sends shock waves through world food chain

The strain of African swine fever spreading in Asia is undeniably nasty, killing virtually every pig it infects reminiscent of the Ebola in humans.

US seizes 1 million pounds of smuggled Chinese pork

The US has never had African swine fever, and officials are stepping up efforts to keep the disease out.

Pigs fly: China pork producers surge as swine disease cuts supply

African swine fever is still spreading across the country as a supply shortage pushes up prices and profits.

Curious case of deadly pig virus found in remote Vietnam farms

Vietnamese authorities suspect birds, ticks or travellers to be the cause of the outbreak.

Pig disease in dumplings triggers slump in Chinese food maker

China is trying to contain the spread of African swine fever among its pig population.

African swine fever hits huge, foreign-invested Chinese farm

The farm is the largest yet to be hit by the disease, which has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018.

US$150 per kilo Wagyu beef threatened by 9-cent China straw

Japan’s wagyu, known for its soft, fatty, marbled meat, are dependent on China for supplies of rice straw, an important part of the gourmet cattle’s high-calorie, high-protein diet.

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia

China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said a slaughterhouse in the city of Hohhot reported the outbreak, adding that four pigs were infected with, and two had died from, African swine fever.

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia

China has now banned the transport of live hogs and pig products from regions bordering provinces that have reported swine fever outbreaks, as well as those that have had cases.

China’s pig fever outbreak a boon for chicken farmers

With pork in short supply as authorities try to contain the highly contagious disease, shoppers are turning to chicken as a substitute, with some diners also concerned about safety.

Western Europe on swine fever alert as Belgium sees wild boar...

Germany earlier this year issued a decree to allow hunters to shoot wild boar year-round to stop the animals, which can carry African swine fever, from passing the deadly infection on to farm pigs.

Chinese province scrambles to find pork amid swine fever lockdown

Pork prices in the country's populous south have risen as China's vast pig market is locked down in the fight against the highly contagious African swine fever.