AHDB has suspended the Pig Health Scheme, which feeds back health information from abattoirs to farmers, because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was taken as a result of the additional pressures on the workforce caused by the outbreak. The situation will be kept under review.
AHDB said: “In light of the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increased pressure plants and assessors are facing, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend Pig Health Scheme assessments.
“We acknowledge that, at this time, when there is a higher throughput and reduced workforce at plants, the roles of the official vets and meat inspectors must take priority over Pig Health Scheme assessments.
“We will review the situation on a weekly basis and update the website once assessments can recommence.”