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  • 12 Sep 2018, 08:59

Belarusian authorities have imposed temporary restrictions on poultry imports from the Brittany region in France due to a reported outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza (AI).


The Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture in Belarus has received a notification from the World Animal Health organization (OIE) regarding a new outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza registered in the departments of Morbihan, Finistère in the Brittany region, as reported by BelTA.

Starting from September 1, the French region may no longer export to Belarus live poultry, hatching eggs, wild, zoo and circus animals, poultry meat, egg powder, melange, albumin and other food products resulted from poultry.

The authorities in Belarus will also take additional measures to ensure biological protection of the country's poultry facilities of all forms of ownership.