MANILA – Meat products from China seized at the Manila port in December tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Saturday.  The shipment, consigned to Dynamic M Intl Trading Inc., contained food items such as dumplings, pork-chicken balls and roasted chicken wings.

The BOC said the container arrived in the country on Dec. 11, 2019 and was put under an alert order for suspicion of containing misdeclared items.   Upon inspection and laboratory test from the Veterinary Quarantine Services, the pork-celery dumplings showed presence of the virus, the agency added.

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