Moylan supports stricter quarantine standards WA pork industry
Posted on Monday, 29 March 2004
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan is working with the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association to reduce the threat of imported diseases to pork producers across the electorate.
Ms Moylan said pig farmers across Pearce had voiced ongoing concerns about the rigours of risk analysis.
The West Australian Pork Producers’ Association Executive Committee of Management is “extremely disappointed with the release of the final Import Risk Analysis (IRA) for Pig meat protocols, released by Biosecurity Australia on February 19, 2004”.
“The West Australian Pork Producers’ Association believes the quarantine measures in the IRA are a move away from Australia’s conservative level of protection, in relation to several disease threats,” Ms Moylan said.
“Protecting primary industry in Western Australia from the risk of imported diseases is a top priority,” Ms Moylan said.
“The Australian and West Australian pork industries cannot afford an outbreak of Post Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome or any other exotic diseases,” she said.
Ms Moylan will be working with the WAPPA and pig farmers across the electorate to urge the Government to maintain a strong quarantine system.