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QC gov’t finds more groceries selling meat with ASF

The local government of Quezon City has found more groceries selling meat tested positive for African Swine Fever.

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte confirmed this, saying that her office is now seeking a meeting with the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) regarding the matter.

“These groceries can’t sell meat without permits from NMIS,” Belmote said, adding that she’s not blaming anybody and that she only wants better coordination.

Over the weekend, QC government seized some kilos of ASF-positive pork meat from a Robinsons Supermarket branch somewhere in QC. This was just a few weeks since it also confiscated 4 kilos of pork meat from SM Cherry Congressional.


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