Formentera activates campaign to check trichinosis

The Formentera Office of Agriculture and Livestock (Conselleria d'Agricultura i Ramaderia/CAR) has lauched a push to test meat from domestic hog slaughters in a bid to control spread of trichinosis.

Trichinosis is a parasitic disease people can catch by eating raw or undercooked pig, boar and horse meat and sausage like sobrassada which hasn’t undergone thermic treatment. The best way to avoid getting triquinosis is to test pork from traditional hog slaughters.

To perform the test, from 1 November to 30 March 2021 interested islanders can visit the CAR at Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet" between 9.00am and 2.00pm, send an email or telephone 971 321 087. CAR staff will provide material and instructions on sample collection and information from partner veterinarians who test for triquinosis to ensure meat is safe for consumption.

5 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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