Chinese pork seized at U.S. border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at a New Jersey port stopped a million pounds of Chinese pork products from entering the U.S. A Bloomberg report calls it the biggest agricultural products seizure in American history. The smuggling attempt comes as China, the world’s largest pork-producing country, deals with African swine fever infecting its hog herds. More than 100 Customs agriculture specialists and K-9 teams uncovered the prohibited pork products, concealed in anything from ramen noodle bowls to Tide detergent. The bust reportedly does not include fresh pork. The National Pork Producers Council issued a statement thanking authorities for increased vigilance.

African swine fever does not affect humans, but spreads among swine. The virus survives up to six months in fresh meat.

The confiscated product was to be incinerated.

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