Singapore lifts temporary import restrictions on UK poultry and its products

Singapore lifts temporary import restrictions on UK poultry and its products

Time:2022-3-18 Author:Alex Zhou

According to the Food Partnership Network, on 16 March 2022, the Food Authority of Singapore issued a notice stating that the import restrictions on poultry and poultry products from the highly pathogenic avian influenza-affected areas in the United Kingdom were lifted.

According to the notice, the Singapore Food Authority said that the restrictions on the import of poultry and poultry products from the affected areas in North Yorkshire and Cheshire in the United Kingdom and the surrounding 10km radius restriction area are lifted with immediate effect.

To facilitate the clearance permit for other poultry and poultry products, the accompanying veterinary health certificate should also include the following additional certificates when importing poultry and products.

a . Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) H5 and H7 are notifiable diseases in the exporting country.

b . Poultry of meat origin are not vaccinated against avian influenza subtypes H5 and H7, as defined by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

c . Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from a restricted area within a 10 km radius of the impact of a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.

d. Poultry of meat origin is born, reared, and slaughtered in the UK or are day-old chicks legally imported from countries with equivalent poultry health status.

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