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On February 5, 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 Germany.
Due to the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Pottenstein, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany, from January 29, 2021, poultry within 10 kilometers of the affected area will be affected. The import of its products is 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 are not vaccinated with H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza vaccine.
c. Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from restricted areas with a radius of 10 kilometers around the affected site.
d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised and slaughtered in Germany, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.
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