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Foot and Mouth Risk from Korean Pork Imports to Australia

Bill Heffernan and Nick Xenophon.
Bill Heffernan and Nick Xenophon.

''THE Federal Government has come under fire for failing to sound adequate warnings about illegal pork products entering Australia from South Korea while the country was facing a devastating foot and mouth disease (FMD) epidemic.

A Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) report released in October said the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) had uncovered a substantial amount of illegal imports of animal products from South Korea in 2010 during the country’s extensive outbreak of FMD.''

— this little Piggie–
Pamela Ida

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