Linshui county of Guang’an, Sichuan province, a transport truck carrying 150
pigs, nine of them dead, was seized at a toll station.
It was the second case in March after an outbreak that killed 20 pigs on a
breeding farm in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was confirmed on March 7.
The next step, Yu said, is to maintain the momentum of the ongoing disease preven
tion and control measures and strengthen oversight over the slaughtering sector.
On Friday, the ministry launched checks on slaughterhouses nationwide and
ordered them to carry out self-inspections.
Yu stressed the need to secure supplies of live pigs and pork products.
The domestic output of live pigs in China has been declining since the second half of last year beca
use of the disease, according to Yang Hanchun, a professor at the College of
Veterinary Medicine of China Agricultural University.