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Salo trades as usual in Zheleznodorozhny area though Penza city under swine fever quarantine

15:16 | 03.02.2016 | Society

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Penza, 3 February 2016. PenzaNews. A raid within the first caution area of quarantine after an African swine fever outbreak uncovered illegal sales of salo and other animal products in the GPZ-24 residential area of Penza city.

Salo trades as usual in Zheleznodorozhny area though Penza city under swine fever quarantine

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One of such illegal sales locations was found on Antonova street on Wednesday, February 3. The saleswoman lacked the necessary veterinarian documents for the products. As a result, the woman received a protocol, and the salo she was selling has been seized.

Another salesman also faced a protocol for selling meat in a location not designated for such business.

In addition, the raid group, which featured the head of the Zheleznodorozhny city area Oleg Denisov, members of the city hall, City Duma, Rospotrebnadzor, regional veterinarian department, and polic, visited the Shuist residential area, where they located no facts of illegal trade.

According to the locals, pork sales stopped in the residential area for about a week – after the announcement of the African swine fever quarantine.

In a comment on the raid, Yury Zinovyev, chairman of the permanent City Duma committee on public safety, citizens’ rights protection, civil defense, emergency situations and fire safety, noted that it mainly aimed to see how the ban instate by the governor’s decree is followed.

“We witnessed that trade stopped in many places, as people follow the requirements and understand the situation caused by African swine fever. But some don’t quite realize it,” the deputy said.

Similar raids are planned to be held in the future.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, in late January 2016, the Penza region registered its first outbreak of African swine fever, which occurred in the penal colony No. 8 on the outskirts of Penza city.

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