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Poultry import ban

No poultry or poultry products from some European countries will be allowed in Barbados for now, following bird flu outbreaks in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management has, with immediate effect, placed a temporary restriction on those imports.

Senior Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Trotman said in a statement this evening that following the confirmation of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8, restrictions have been placed on the importation of all live birds, hatching eggs, and on fresh, frozen and chilled poultry meat and products, including table eggs, from the UK and all member countries of the European Union.

“Personal (passenger) imports of all fresh or cooked poultry products, with the exception of fully-cooked products in hermetically sealed packages, are also restricted entry, and all permits issued prior to this notice are revoked with immediate effect,” he said.

However, Trotman pointed out that the import restrictions would not apply to commercial imports or processed poultry products accompanied by an official veterinary export health certificate, attesting that the products have been processed to ensure the destruction of the avian influenza virus.

Source: (BGIS)

2 Responses to Poultry import ban

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 27, 2014 at 5:25 am

    GOOD!!! The poultry is pumped with water that contains beef and pork and all sorts. Some of them are raised in overcrowd pens that the faeces burn the poor chickens feet it’s all about money not the welfare of the birds or human consumption. Go back to basic and raise the yard fowl.

  2. Bob Webster November 28, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Not ALL Chicken is raised in a closed shed environment in fact here in the UK laws now forbid certain types of battery farming so please don’t generalise. In fact on the shelves in supermarkets everyone has the choice but many go for the cheaper option because of lack of cash. I’m sure everyone would prefer free range but for some that is not an option due to cost.
    We are eating chicken and other than bird flu in a duck farm (due to migrating wild birds) we are not aware of any bird flu in the UK.


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