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In the interest of public health and coherent efforts in preventing the entry of the African Swine Fever Virus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consistent with Department of Agriculture Memorandum Order No. 20 Series of 2023, adopts the temporary banning on the importation, distribution and sale of ALL processed pork meat products from the following country:

                          1. Singapore

(The FDA previously issued FDA Order No. 2018-133 dated 24 September 2018, FDA Order No. 2019-045 dated 27 May 2019, FDA Order No. 2019-103 dated 30 July 2019, FDA Order No. 2020-1283 dated 07 October 2020, FDA Advisory No. 2021-2504 dated 13 October 2021, FDA Order No. 2022-1365 dated 25 August 2022, and FDA Order No. 2023-0301 dated 22 February 2023 on the temporary ban of pork meat and identifying the following countries infected with the ASF virus, in line with the Memorandum Orders of the Department of Agriculture:)

1. China 11.   Bulgaria 21.   Myanmar


2. Hungary 12.   Cambodia 22.   Serbia


3. Latvia 13.   Mongolia 23.   Slovakia


4.  Poland 14.   Moldova 24.   South Korea


5. Romania 15.   Hong Kong 25.   Zimbabwe


6.  Russia 16.   North Korea 26.   Malaysia


7.   Ukraine 17.   Laos 27.   Thailand


8.  Vietnam 18.   Germany 28.   Italy*


9. Zambia 19.   Indonesia 29.   Czech Republic


10. South Africa 20.   Greece

*All processed pork products except cured pork meat as per Department of Agriculture Memorandum Circular No. 46 Series of 2022

The FDA would like to reiterate that it does not allow the registration of processed pork meat products from these ASF virus affected countries. A heightened post-marketing surveillance and audit is being conducted on all concerned and covered establishments, to ensure full compliance to the foregoing FDA orders, and at the same time, to hold violators liable under Republic Act No. 9711 (Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009), Republic Act No. 10611 (Food Safety Act of 2013) and other pertinent laws, rules and regulations, all in the interest of protecting public health and safety.

The public is also advised to exercise extreme caution in purchasing and consuming processed pork meat products and is only consume processed pork meat products which are sourced from countries other than the above listed countries suspected to be affected by ASF virus, and are registered with the FDA.

Any issuance or policies issued by FDA which are inconsistent with this advisory is hereby deemed repealed or modified accordingly.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at the Center for Food Regulation and Research at (02) 857-1900 local 8112/8105. To report sale or distribution of these banned food products despite the issuance of FDA Orders, kindly email us at [email protected].

Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.