Barbados lifts ban on British poultry imports

BARBADOS - Barbados (AP) - Barbados has lifted a ban on poultry imports from Britain, an official said yesterday.

Barbadian authorities implemented the ban in July, fearful that an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Britain could spread to birds in the Caribbean island.

The British government reported an outbreak of the disease in pheasants in an estate in Surrey, England, on July 15.

Barbados decided to lift the ban on frozen poultry, eggs and feathers after British authorities took measures to stop the spread of the disease, said Mark Trotman, a senior government veterinary officer.

Source: JamaicaObserver
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