Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry products from areas affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza in France
By: Date: 2021-01-06 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On January 4, 2021, 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 France.

   Due to the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the provinces of Vendé, Deux and Hautes-Pyrénées in France, starting from December 12, 2020, the provinces of Vendée and Deux will be affected. Temporary restrictions will be imposed on the import of poultry and their products in Le Province. From December 22, 2020, the import of poultry and their products in Haute-Pyrénées 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.
   Poultry products exported from Vendée and Desèvres before December 12, 2020 and slaughtered before November 21, 2020 will continue to be accepted for import. Poultry products exported from Haute-Pyrénées before December 22, 2020 and slaughtered before December 1, 2020 will continue to be accepted for import.
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