African swine fever (ASF) has, for the first time, been detected in Chinese pig feed. The Tangrenshen Group said in a statement that the disease had been found in feed samples. While it spread rapidly and created high mortality rates among pigs, it did not pose a risk to public health, the statement said.
The contaminated feed was discovered during inspections after an outbreak of ASF on a farm in the eastern province of Anhui. The origin of the disease remained unclear and was under investigation.