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Embargo on pork is eased

SHANGHAI has lifted the embargo imposed on pork product imports from the United States and Canada during the early stages of the swine flu outbreak.

But importers must certify that all such products have been cooked at temperatures above 71 degrees Celsius to ensure there is no virus present. The city's action follows a central government directive earlier this week.

Shanghai also reported yesterday that the 13 Chinese and five expatriates who are being held under quarantine in the city continued to remain in good health. The group includes passengers who, before arriving in Shanghai, were on a flight last Friday from Detroit to Tokyo with three Japanese travelers who tested positive for swine flu. Also held are people who had come in contact with them.


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