Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry products affected by the H5N8 bird flu epidemic in Germany
By: Date: 2021-04-20 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
Food Partner Network News On April 16, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) announced that the import of poultry and their products near the place where the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza occurred in Germany will be temporarily implemented. limit.

   Due to the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Saxony-Anhalt, starting from March 2, 3, and 18, 2021, Temporary restrictions will be imposed 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 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 do not originate from a restricted area with a radius of 10 kilometers around the affected site.
  d. Meat-derived poultry were born, raised and slaughtered in Germany, or day-old chicks legally imported from countries with the same poultry health status.