Foot and mouth disease detected in meat products coming into Australia

Agriculture Minister Murray Watt says foot and mouth disease has been detected in meat products coming into Australia.

The disease, which threatens to wipe billions of dollars from the national economy, was detected in a beef product at an Australian airport brought by a passenger travelling from Indonesia.

Pork products - imported from China and being sold in Melbourne - were also found to be infected with foot and mouth disease.

Mr Watt says the infected products have been seized.
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