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In the interest of consistency and coherent efforts in preventing the entry of African Swine Fever Virus in the country, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued FDA Order No. 2023-0790 dated 04 May 2023 on the temporary ban of entry of pork meat products of domesticated or wild pig in nature due to African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Singapore following the Department of Agriculture Memorandum Order No. 20 series of 2023.

Based on the official self-declaration report of Singapore in the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) and the supporting documents submitted by the Chief Veterinary Officer Director General of Animal and Veterinary Service of Singapore, all ASFV reported events have ended with resolved status and no additional outbreaks. In accordance to the provision of Chapter 15.1 of the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code, the Republic of Singapore is now free from ASFV.

Further, based on the evaluation of Department of Agriculture, the risk of contamination from domestic and wild pigs and their products, including pork meat, pig skin, processed animal proteins, and semen originating from Singapore is now negligible.

Thus, the temporary banning on the importation domestic and wild pigs and their products, including pork meat, pig skin, processed animal proteins, and semen originating from Singapore is hereby lifted pursuant to Memorandum Order No. 74 series of 2023 signed on the 21st of December 2023.

The FDA Order imposed on the remaining countries listed in FDA Order No. 2023-0790, as well as processed pork meat products other than cured pork meats and PAPs shall remain upheld and shall not be affected by the issuance of this Order.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at foodsafety@fda.pornoxxnx.com or call us at the Center for Food Regulation and Research at (02) 857-1900 local 8115. To report the sale or distribution of these banned products despite the issuance of the FDA Orders, kindly email us via ereport@fda.pornoxxnx.com.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

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