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Australia Australia cancels man's visa over four kilograms of pork

02:05  04 november  2019
02:05  04 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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a piece of meat on a cutting board with a cake: African swine fever is causing a rise in meat products across Australia.© 9news African swine fever is causing a rise in meat products across Australia. A second traveller into Australia has had his visa cancelled over African swine fever concerns.

A 60-year-old Vietnamese man, who arrived into Sydney with close to four kilograms of pork-filled mooncakes stowed in his luggage, was sent home for failing to declare the food, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said.

It follows the deportation of a Vietnamese woman last month, who also failed to declare pork products.

food on a table: A Vietnamese woman had her visa cancelled for failing to declare more than 4.5 kilograms of pork last month.© 9News A Vietnamese woman had her visa cancelled for failing to declare more than 4.5 kilograms of pork last month.

"Travellers are banned from bringing most pork products from African swine fever countries into Australia, full stop," Ms McKenzie said.

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"It's one of the heightened measures our Government put in place to keep the devastating disease out of Australia and to protect our 2700 pork producers.

"A recent round of testing found nearly 50 per cent of pork products seized from air travellers tested positive for African swine fever.

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"That's why I have a zero tolerance approach to those who intentionally do the wrong thing and lie about what they're carrying.

"If pork products carrying the virus get past our border, are eaten by family and friends and the leftovers fed to pigs then we'll be in a world of pain."

African swine fever is responsible for the loss of a quarter of the world's pigs, the minister added, and is causing a rise in meat products across Australia.

The government has tightened its bio-security laws and the man becomes the second to be have a visa cancelled under them.

"So next time you're passing through an airport and you think it isn't worth declaring the pork jerky in your handbag, or the mooncakes in your case –  think again," Ms McKenzie said.

"Your actions really do matter when it comes to safeguarding Australia from this disease."

What is African swine fever?

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs.

It has established itself in Asia and parts of Europe and continues to spread, the Department of Agricultre says.

It has no vaccine and kills about 80 per cent of the pigs it infects.

It was most recently reported in:

  • Belgium, Slovakia and Serbia in Europe
  • China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines and Timor Leste in Asia.

ASF has never occurred in Australia. Its changing distribution means it's a significant biosecurity threat to our country.

An outbreak would be devastating for our pig production and health. It would also damage our trade and the economy.

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