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Ban on poultry products and live birds from the UK

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has temporarily banned the commercial importation of all poultry, hatching eggs and fresh, frozen or chilled poultry products into Barbados.

The Veterinary Services Unit says there is an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in the United Kingdom (UK).

An immediate ban is also in place on the importation of personal imports of live birds, feathers and foods containing poultry products.

According to Senior Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Trotman, commercial imports of cooked poultry products from the UK may continue provided that they are accompanied by an appropriate veterinary export health certificate.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice. (PR/SAT)

 

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