The task force quarantine team onThursday and Wednesday sent back to Manila hundreds of kilograms of porkproducts that arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport and Bredco Port here. Last Saturday, the task force alsoseized at least 27 kg of pork “asado” siopao from Luzon that arrived at theairport. The 34 packs of siopao were burned immediately.(With a report from PNA/PN) The inspections were conducted by theProvincial Veterinary Office (PVO) District Field Unit III underofficer-in-charge Dr. Modesto Joseph Cañonero III. Ma Ling is one of the nine brandslisted on the Food and Drug Administration Order 2019-046, which directs allimporters, distributors, retail outlets and other dealers to immediately recallall pork meat products imported from countries suspected to be affected by theASF virus. NEGOCC PROVINCIAL ASF TASK FORCEPersonnel of the Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force seize at least 14 cans of luncheon meat at a grocery store in Murcia, Negros Occidental on Friday. Last Aug. 22, the task force chairedby Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson seized several cans of Ma Ling during aninspection at a supermarket in Bacolod City. Task force personnel and the Murcia municipalagriculture office on Friday confiscated 14 cans of banned pork products,mostly Chinese-made Ma Ling luncheon meat from a grocery store, following theconfiscation of 21 cans of the same product during an inspection at the publicmarket in Silay City on Tuesday. To ensure the safety of the P6-billionswine industry of Negros Occidental, including backyard swine producers, theprovincial government implemented a 90-day ban on pork products fromLuzon. The ban covers live pigs, pork, porkproducts and by-products from Luzon whether fresh, processed or canned whichcan carry the ASF virus. BACOLOD City – As the ProvincialAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force here intensified its campaign, moreimported canned pork products were seized in Negros Occidental in a series ofinspections conducted this week.
But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was a “fair and balanced agreement”.In a letter recommending the deal to European Council President Donald Tusk, he wrote: “It is high time to complete the withdrawal process and move on, as swiftly as possible, to the negotiation on the European Union’s future partnership with the United Kingdom.” The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.The DUP has cast doubt on its success, saying they still cannot support it.The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and – after the PM’s announcement – said their statement “still stands.”Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the deal sounded “even worse” than what was negotiated by the PM’s predecessor, Theresa May, and “should be rejected” by MPs.We are going to get Brexit done #LeaveOct31st pic.twitter.com/4Es8VI4qZ0— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019 Boris Johnson says he has reached an agreement to free Great Britain from the iron bars of the European Union.The Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019