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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-17

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  • [01] Imported pigs fed with dioxin-tainted feed quarantined
  • [02] Greek Herald celebrates 80th anniversary

  • [01] Imported pigs fed with dioxin-tainted feed quarantined

    A total of 155 pigs imported into Greece from 5 breeding units throughout Greece were placed in quarantine on Wednesday after the discovery that they had been fed with dioxin-contaminated feed.

    The agriculture and food safety ministry, in a urgent document, order the local veterinary services in the regions to place the pigs in quarantine.

    According to authorities, the pigs had been imported live from Ireland on October 23 by a company that is headquartered in Evia. Of those, 35 pigs were shipped to a breeding unit in Laconia prefecture, 70 to three units in Ileia prefecture, 30 to a unit in Karditsa prefecture, and 20 to a breeding unit in Fthiotis prefecture.

    The Veterinary Directorate of Fthiotis said on Wednesday that all 20 pigs shipped to a breeding unit in the prefecture have already been quarantined, and the procedures have been set in motion for their slaughter and incineration.

    [02] Greek Herald celebrates 80th anniversary

    Melbourne (ANA-MPA / S. Hatzimanolis) -- The "Greek Herald" (Ellinikos Kirikas) Greek-Australian newspaper celebrates its 80th anniversary with an impressive 212-page issue. The messages by the prime ministers of Greece and Australia, Costas Karamanlis and Kevin Rudd, published in the newspaper, underline its long and successful course as well as the contribution of the 500,000-strong Greek expatriate community to the Australian society. Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou and many Greek and Australian politicians have also signed messages recognizing the important role played by "Greek Herald" over the past 80 years. "Australia" was the first Greek newspaper published in the country in 1913 when the Greek community in Melbourne numbered 500 people while across Australia the Greeks were roughly 2,000. Over 110 newspapers have been published in Australia since then. Now only 6 are in circulation, the "Greek Herald", "Vima", "Neos Kosmos" (last year celebrated its 50th anniversary), "Nea Ellada", "O Kosmos" and "Ta Nea".
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