Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry products from areas affected by Japan’s highly pathogenic avian influenza
By: Date: 2021-01-04 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On December 31, 2020, the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) announced that it imposes temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and their products near Japan’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.

   Due to the H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, from December 24, 2020, the import of poultry and products from Chiba Prefecture will be temporarily restricted. Poultry products that meet the requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for avian influenza virus inactivation and heat treatment will not be affected by import restrictions.
  In order to facilitate customs clearance for other poultry and poultry products, when poultry and products are imported, the attached veterinary health certificate should also include the following additional certifications:
  a. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) are notifiable diseases in exporting countries.
  b. According to the definition of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), poultry derived from meat have not been vaccinated against H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza.
  c. Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from Kagawa, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Miyazaki, Nara, Hiroshima, Oita, Wakayama, Okayama, Shiga, Kochi, Japan , Tokushima and Chiba prefectures.
  d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised and slaughtered in Japan, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.
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