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UAE bans poultry imports from Russia

  • 22 Jan 08:59

UAE bans poultry imports from Russia The measure applies for products coming certain parts of the country due to an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu. The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Thursday announced that it is banning the import of all species of birds and its meat products from certain areas in Russia due to an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, reportsGulf News. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirmed the existence of the H5N2 virus in the region of Rostovskaya Oblast in Russia. The ban applies to all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs, meats and meat products and non-heat-treated. Read more...