Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry products from 17 counties including Ibaraki, Japan
By: Date: 2021-02-18 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On February 5, 2021, 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 Shirasato, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, from February 2, 2021, the import of poultry and products from Ibaraki 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 are not vaccinated with H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza vaccine.
  c. Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from Kagawa, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Miyazaki, Nara, Hiroshima, Oita, Wakayama, Okayama, Shiga, Kochi, Japan , Tokushima, Chiba, Gifu, Kagoshima, Toyama and Ibaraki 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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