Philippines Lifts Ban on Taiwanese Poultry29 November 2012
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has lifted the ban on poultry products imported from Taiwan after global health authorities declared the east Asian country free from the bird flu virus.
Under Memorandum Order No.32-2012, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala directed the immediate lifting of the ban on domestic and wild birds and their products – including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs and semen – imported from Taiwan, reports InterAksyon.com.
In a report submitted to the OIE, Dr Kwo-Ching Huang, chief veterinary official and deputy director general of Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Inspection Quarantine Council of Agriculture, said the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza event in the country was resolved in August 14, 2012.
Huang said disinfection of affected premises was completed in May 2012, adding that no further cases were reported.
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