September 4, 2018 / 11:03 AM / a year ago

African swine fever will have limited impact on China's pork supply-state radio

BEIJING, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China will have a limited impact on pork supply and sales in the country, state radio reported on Tuesday, citing comments from a researcher at an academy backed by the Agriculture Ministry.

It said there will be a short-term impact on pork prices stemming from the ASF outbreaks but the negative effects will decline over time as China improves quality controls.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Susan Fenton

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