10 / 08 / 2001
fever in Spain: reduction of the restricted areas
The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC)
yesterday voted in favour of a European Commission proposal
to reduce the area in Spain from where the export of live
pigs and porcine semen, ova and embryos are banned in
response to outbreaks of classical swine fever (CSF). The
restrictions in the autonomous region of Cataluña will now
apply only in part of the province of Lerida (compared to
the whole province of Lerida and parts of the provinces of
Barcelona and Tarragona which were subject to the export
ban until now). In the provinces of Valencia, Cuenca and
Teruel, the second area where outbreaks of CSF have been
confirmed, the restrictions which apply remain unchanged.
Movement restrictions within Spain can also be eased in
non-affected areas under control from the competent
authorithies. The proposal will now be formally adopted by
the Commission in the next few days and will remain in
force until 15 September. The situation will be reviewed at
the next SVC, scheduled for 11-12 September.
Released on 10/08/2001
FOOD SAFETY |
DIRECTORATE GENERAL "HEALTH
& CONSUMER PROTECTION"