France Suspends US Pig Imports
Fri May 2, 2014 11:09 AM CDT

PARIS (AP) --- French authorities have suspended imports of live pigs and certain pig products from North America and Japan to prevent a deadly virus from contaminating the food chain here.

The Agriculture Ministry said Friday no cases of the virus, known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, have been recorded in France since this epidemic broke out.

The virus has killed millions of pigs in the U.S. over the past year, driving up pork and bacon prices. It causes severe diarrhea in newborn piglets, which then die from dehydration.

The French ministry says the ban will enter into ...

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