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Dispose of food scraps

Dispose of food scraps

Dispose of food scraps carefully over Easter

Residents and travellers along the Murray River spending Easter outdoors are being to dispose of food scraps carefully.

Victoria's Chief Veterinarian Dr Charles Milne has urged those who plan to eat outdoors over the break to be responsible with their waste.

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He said if pigs consume food scraps, it has the potential to introduce exotic animal diseases in Australia.

Australia was sent a warning earlier this year, when pork products seized at the border tested positive for African Swine Fever and foot and mouth viruses.

Dr Milne said Australia's bio-security is everyone's responsibility.

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