Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry products from areas affected by the avian flu epidemic in the Netherlands
By: Date: 2021-03-06 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On March 3, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) announced that it will impose temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and products from areas affected by the avian flu epidemic in the Netherlands.

   Due to the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the town of St. Udenrode, North Brabant. From February 20, 2021, temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and their products within 10 kilometers of the outbreak in the town of St. Udenrode in North Brabant will be imposed. 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 St. Udenrode, North Brabant before February 20, 2021 and slaughtered before January 30, 2021, will continue to be accepted for import.
  In order to facilitate customs clearance of other poultry and poultry products, when importing poultry and products, 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 with H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza vaccine.
  c. Poultry meat and meat products are not derived from highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks affecting restricted areas with a radius of 10 kilometers and low pathogenic avian influenza affecting restricted areas with a radius of 1 kilometers.
  d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised and slaughtered in the Netherlands, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.
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