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Philippines lifts ban on poultry imports from Hungary

Christian Fernsby |
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has lifted a temporary ban on poultry imports from Hungary.

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Topics: PHILIPPINES    HUNGARY   

In a memorandum order signed on Dec. 1, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar permitted imports of domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs, and semen from Hungary.

Dar said the Ministry of Agriculture in Hungary reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirming that it is now free from the H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza or bird flu.

“Based on the evaluation of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), the risk of contamination from importing domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, day old chicks, and semen from Hungary is negligible,” Mr. Dar said.


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