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Japanese poultry import ban lifted

JAPAN - The Centre for Food Safety will resume processing applications for importing Japanese poultry and poultry products, except from the prefectures of Miyazaki and Okayama.
calendar icon 19 April 2007
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The centre says Japan has taken control measures and no new cases of avian influenza have been reported.

Japanese applications were shelved after an H5N1 outbreak on a poultry farm in Miyazaki in January. Another outbreak was confirmed on a poultry farm in Okayama in February.

Restrictions for Miyazaki and Okayama remain in place as the centre is still monitoring the situation.