Are you or your workers headed overseas? Especially with Christmas approaching, increased international travel poses a risk for transmitting serious and foreign animal diseases to Canadian pig herds.
For those who visit farms while overseas, extra precautions must be taken, which is why Alberta Pork has developed a biosecurity protocol for international travel. Whether or not you visit a farm while overseas, and whether you are planning to travel at all, you are strongly encouraged to familiarize yourself with the details of this protocol.
The protocol includes guidelines for entering Canada after being abroad and how to prepare yourself for returning to work at a site with pigs in Canada. The protocol also includes guidelines specific to entering and leaving barns at those sites.
For questions about pork production, please contact Javier Bahamon, Quality Assurance and Production Manager, Alberta Pork by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cristina Neva, Quality Assurance and Production Specialist, Alberta Pork by email at email@example.com. Alternatively, phone 1-877-247-PORK (7675).