EU Tightens Pig Blood Import Rules
Wed May 7, 2014 08:43 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- European Union officials have stepped up their import rules for the treatment of imported pigs blood used in animal feed, amid rising concerns across the continent over the spread of a deadly swine virus, which has killed some 7 million piglets in the U.S. last year.

The European Commission said in a news release it has introduced a requirement that any blood products being imported into the 28-member bloc for use in animal feed must be pre-treated at 80 degrees, and then stored for six weeks at room temperature so that any coronavirus is inactivated.

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