Philippines bans birds and poultry imports from Michigan in the US due to bird flu

Published Jun 13, 2024

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The Philippines has imposed a ban on the importation of birds and poultry products from Michigan, USA, in response to an outbreak of bird flu. The ban, which includes poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen, was issued by Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. following an official report from the US Chief Veterinary Officer about the outbreak of the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza in Michigan. The ban is part of a bilateral agreement between the Philippines and the US, which mandates a state-wide ban if three or more counties are affected by avian flu.
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The Philippines is banning the importation of birds and poultry products from Michigan, United States due to an outbreak of bird flu in the American state. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. issued Memorandum Order No. 24 on June 7, which immediately suspended the importation of domestic and wild birds and associated products, including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen from Michigan. The importation ban was issued after the US Chief Veterinary Officer submitted an official report to the World Organization for Animal Health about an outbreak of the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza in Michigan, which was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, on March 29. The DA said US authorities observed the rapid spread of the virus, prompting the broadening of trade restrictions to safeguard the local poultry population. Under the memorandum, shipments from Michigan ...
Source: Gmanetwork
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