Singapore lifts import restrictions on poultry products from Kagawa and Kochi prefectures in Japan
By: Date: 2021-04-01 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On March 30, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority issued a notice to lift restrictions on the import of poultry and its products from Kagawa and Kochi, Japan.

   It is understood that on December 5 and 8, 2020, Singapore imposed temporary import restrictions on poultry and their products in areas affected by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic in Kagawa and Kochi, Japan.
   At present, the epidemic in the region has been resolved. The Singapore Food Board stated that the above import restrictions will be lifted from March 20 and 26, 2021.
   In order to facilitate customs clearance for 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 against H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza.
  c. Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from poultry in Japan’s Miyazaki, Tokushima, Chiba, Gifu, Kagoshima, Toyama, Ibaraki and Tochigi 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.