Singapore imposes temporary ban on poultry from Germany


In view of the recent outbreaks of avian influenza in Germany, Singapore recently announced that it has imposed temporary restrictions on poultry and poultry products from the country. Heat-processed poultry products, which meet the requirements for heat inactivation of AI virus, will not be affected, said a memo to meat traders on the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority.

early 9000 geese were reported culled in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. Earlier last week some 30,000 chickens were culled in the state as a precautionary step to contain the H5N8 strain of the virus. Under German law, poultry must be killed even if they have a low pathogenic form of avian flu, which can mutate spontaneously into high pathogenic ones.


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