Smithfield's Romanian ops hit by swine fever
Romanian authorities have ordered the slaughter of 20,000 pigs after an outbreak of swine fever at a Smithfield Foods farm in the west of the country over the weekend.
All of the farms in Timis county belonging to Smithfield Foods - one of the world's largest meat processors - will now be inspected for signs of infection, the Romanian government said.
Road checks have been set up in the area to prevent the movement of meat.
Swine fever is a recurrent problem in Romania, which has been banned from exporting pork to other EU countries.
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