Saudi Arabia bans poultry products from Bhutan
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from Thimphu in Bhutan. This ban shall continue until the stability of the health status of livestock and the approval of facilities for the export of poultry meat and products there.
The SFDA said the ban was issued because of the spread of severe bird flu disease there. Bhutan has recently reported the outbreak of bird flu in the country. It has not yet reported it things are now under control.
SHDA has also temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from some regions in the United States.
The SFDA excluded from the temporary ban the poultry meat and eggs and their products that are treated thermally or in any other way capable of eradicating the bird flu virus, and should be in conformity with the requirements of health controls and accredited standards.
A health certificate should be attached proving that the products were treated thermally or in any other way capable of elimination of avian influenza virus. The certificate should be issued by the competent official authorities in the USA. ?This temporary ban will continue until the health status of livestock and the approval of the facilities for export of poultry meat and products are stable there.
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Aaaa! What a joke. There is not enough poultry or poultry products for the country’s population. How can it export? This media should first get the facts before informing the people blindly.