Recently, African swine fever (ASF) was detected in parcels containing meat products sent from abroad. To raise awareness of “Prevention of African Swine Fever”, National Immigration Agency (Tainan City Second Service Center) has sent multilingual information sheets to immigrants and migrant workers, as well as promoted relevant information at migrant workers’ dormitories, religious places, Southeast Asian shops, restaurants frequently visited by foreigners in Tainan.
Ms. Yang running a restaurant in Tainan shares relevant information of “Prevention of African Swine Fever” to customers. (Photo / Provided by Tainan City Second Service Center)
This time, the target audience of the “Prevention of African Swine Fever” are migrant workers living in dormitories. Miss Wu, a manpower agency staff in Xuejia District (學甲區) said, “I have educated migrant workers about ASF prevention immediately right after cases of ASF detected in parcels sent from overseas.” Besides, the manpower agency will also pay more attention to whether they bring in meat products from a questionable place of origin, so as to avoid violating laws.
Moreover, a Thai temple was invited to share relevant information through Facebook Live Stream and posters to immigrants and migrant workers.
A Thai temple was invited to share relevant information to immigrants and migrant workers. (Photo / Provided by Tainan City Second Service Center)
Hu Peng Xiang (胡鵬翔), the Tainan City Second Service Center, said that as Lunar New Year is around the corner, it is expected that relatives would exchange gifts with one another. However, he appeals to immigrants and migrant workers not to purchase or send meat products from abroad to Taiwan. If individuals happened to receive any meat products, they should get the parcel destroyed by contacting the “Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, COA, Executive Yuan”.
The Ministry of Labor reminds all that the unlawful import of meat products shall be liable to imprisonment of up to 7 years and a fine of up to NT$3,000,000. For relevant information, please contact Tainan City Second Service Center.