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Party-list solon warns vs FMD-infected meat from Middle East, Africa By Charlie V. Manalo 05/15/2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Party-list solon warns vs FMD-infected meat from Middle East, Africa

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/15/2012

In the wake of a new deadly strain of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus hitting the Middle East and South Africa, Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy yesterday called for the immediate passage of tougher laws against FMD-contaminated meat, amid fears that meat from the infected countries may be smuggled into the country.

Herrera-Dy has filed House Bill 5323 that amends Republic Act 9296 by prohibiting importation, sale and distribution of FMD-contaminated meat or any ill-quarantined meat or meat products. Approval of the bill has been endorsed by the House committee on agriculture.

Citing reports released by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, (UN-FAO) she said Egypt, parts of Gaza strip, Libya and other North African territories have already been struck by the newly discovered SAT2 FMD strain..... MORE

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