Avian flu: Ministry of Agriculture confirms suspension of chicken imports from Santa Catarina in Brazil by Japan
Published Jul 19, 2023
Japan has suspended the import of live poultry and poultry meat from Santa Catarina in Brazil due to an outbreak of avian flu. The Brazilian government has been asked to provide detailed information on the case before Japan will consider lifting the suspension. The Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil is working to minimize the impact of the restrictions on Brazilian exporters and is sending a delegation to meet with Japanese authorities next week.
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By Isadora Duarte Brasília, 07/18/2023 - The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that Japan has suspended the import of live poultry and poultry meat from Santa Catarina, following the notification of an outbreak of avian flu in subsistence production (backyard) in the State . In a note released late last night, the folder clarified that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) communicated the decision to the Brazilian government until the Brazilian government forwards detailed information on the case. Japan's embargo on poultry products from Santa Catarina was anticipated yesterday afternoon by Broadcast Agro, which obtained access to the document sent by the ministries to slaughterhouses. According to the ministry, the clarifications requested by Japan were sent yesterday (17). "The ministry continues to work so that the impact of the restrictions is as small as possible on Brazilian exporters. The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos ...