Mozambique announces partial ban on SA meat imports

Mozambique has imposed a partial ban on South Africa imports of cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, and their meat and by-products following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the neighbouring country.

The ban covers products from the South African provinces of North-West, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

The three provinces reported an outbreak of the disease earlier this week.

Mozambique’s National Directorate for Livestock Development also banned the importation of cattle fodder from the three provinces.

However the ban does not prohibit the importation of pasteurised dairy products, heat-processed meats or pharmaceutical substances.

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