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Philippines bans importation of poultry, live birds from California, Ohio, USA

Philippines
United States
Regulation & Compliances
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Published Jan 18, 2024

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The Philippines has banned the importation of live birds and poultry products from California and Ohio in the USA due to outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). The ban was ordered by Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. to prevent the spread of the HPAI virus and protect the health of the local population. Despite the ban, shipments already in transit from California and Ohio before the ban was announced will still be allowed, provided they were produced or slaughtered 14 days before the first outbreak.
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The Philippine government, through the Department of Agriculture (DA), has banned the entry of live birds and poultry products from California and Ohio in the USA due to bird flu outbreaks in those states. In a statement on Wednesday, the DA said it is prohibiting the importation of domesticated and wild birds, including poultry meat, eggs and other products, from the mentioned American states “due to several outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).” The agency said that Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. ordered the ban amid the rapid spread of the HPAI H5N1 strain in the US since the first laboratory detection. Laurel said the outbreak “necessitates a wider coverage of the trade restriction to prevent the entry of HPAI virus and protect the health of the local population.” Apart from banning birds and other poultry products such as meat, eggs, day-old chicks and semen, Laurel also ordered the immediate suspension of the processing, evaluation of ...
Source: Gmanetwork
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