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On December 31, 2020, the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) announced that it would impose temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and their products near the place where the highly pathogenic avian flu outbreak occurred in Poland.
Due to the occurrence of H5N8 high in Koszalin City, West Pomeranian Province, Kłodzko County, Warmia-Masuria Province, and Olsztyn County In the case of pathogenic avian influenza, Singapore will impose temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and their products within 10 kilometers of the affected area. 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 poultry near the highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic area in Poland.
d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised, and slaughtered in Poland, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.
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