UAE bans poultry products from Bulgaria
Sheikh Majid Sultan Al Qasimi, Director of Animal Health and Development Department at the Ministry, said in a statement that based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of Bulgaria, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from Bulgaria.
According to Emirates News Agency, the ministry also prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table eggs from the affected provinces, but allowed imports from disease-free areas, located at a radius of at least 25 kms from the affected farm that included an export health certificate.
The ministry also allowed the continuation of imports of thermally treated poultry products and thermally treated poultry waste from across Bulgaria.
It also allowed the entry of imports prior to 25 September 2017 of thermally untreated products and table eggs from the affected province. ■