African Swine Fever is a serious viral disease affecting pigs that could harm the Canadian pork industry and Canada’s economy.
The disease can be spread very easily through pork products, as well as contaminated clothing and/or footwear.
Do not bring pork products to Canada. If you do, the Canada Border Services Agency will take them away for safe disposal.
Every passenger must declare all food, plant and animal products brought to Canada to a border services officer upon arrival. Failure to do so will have consequences, and may include a $1300 fine.
Travellers must also advise if they have recently visited a farm outside of Canada. Find out more on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website at www.inspection.gc.ca