In September 2018, African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in two wild boards in Belgium. The country succeeded in keeping its domestic pigs—and its pork—virus-free and suitable for consumption and export, thus securing trade from the country. Belgium’s successful approach is based on their three pillars of food safety: biosecurity, traceability and surveillance. ^>
Food safety is a concern of both the industry and the government. That is why all rules, controls and transparency measures are implemented in Belgian law, and covered by a single control organism: the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC)—a beacon of trust for the entire Belgian pig farming and producing industry.
An extensive number of measures and requirements apply to the entire territory of pig farms. They keep the farms free of any form of contamination.
Since the outbreak of ASF in wild boar, the following extra measures are taken:
These extra measures are all monitored by the Biocheck score system, developed by the Ghent University.
Identification and registration offer complete traceability throughout the entire production chain, enabling Belgium to fully guarantee the origin of the products. The following measures are taken:
When notifiable diseases occur in a pig farms, holders have to follow a mandatory notification procedure:
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