The Russian veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, carried out 108 inspections of pig farms in the Krasnoyarsk Territory in the first nine months of this year as part of the plan of action to prevent the spread of African swine fever in Russia.
Thirteen of these inspections were conducted in cooperation with prosecutors.
The inspections found that to date 25 farms were violating the veterinary legislation. The inspectors found that there were no sanitary inspection areas on the farms to isolate the animals as the veterinary inspection standards require.
Rosselkhoznador filed 58 cases for a total of 48 breaches of the regulations.
In nine cases papers were sent to the courts to gain a temporary suspension of activities.
The court suspended work on two of the farms and three cases were sent to the prosecutor to gain orders to force the farms to fulfil their legal requirements or to consider a complete halt to their activities in the pig industry.
In cooperation with with regional agencies and prosecutors Rosselkhoznadzor conducted 60 inspections of roadside catering operations that operate on federal highways. In 56 cases serious violations of the veterinary requirements for the sale of products of animal origin and the collection and recycling of food waste were discovered.
In 39 cases samples were transferred to the prosecuting authorities for testing and to the police to take action against any economic trangression as well as to ensure the legal responsibilities. A total of 502 kg of products of animal origin that did not meet the necessary standards were seized and of this 202 kg were destroyed.
The inspectors found out that almost all the estates where hunting took place broke the regulations and the records of cases were submitted for prosecution.
In order to prevent the spread of infectious animal diseases in the Krasnoyarsk Region and to prevent the entry of dangerous goods, the regional office of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate inspected 2926 vehicles with 4,800 t of products of animal origin and animal feed, 47.2 mill. heads of livestock and poultry and 4.5 mill. eggs. The authorities identified 61 cases without accompanying veterinary documents.