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Saudi govt bans Canadian chicken import due to bird flu

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced a suspension of chicken import from Ontario over an avian flu outbreak in the Canadian province. The Food and Drug Authority said the temporary ban would last until the situation in Canada returns to normal. Saudi Arabia announced a ban on the import of live chicken from six U.S. states. A similar ban was imposed on ... Read More »

5.3 million hens need to be destroyed at Iowa farm after deadly bird flu virus

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OSLO: Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The farm in northwest Iowa’s Osceola County has nearly 10 percent of the state’s egg-laying hens. Iowa is home to roughly 59 million hens that lay nearly one in every ... Read More »

Hong Kong discontinues oyster import from Namibia

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WINDHOEK: After the laboratory tests detected a high percentage of cadmium in oyster samples, the Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong Administration has brought a standstill to the imports of live oysters from the port of Walvis Bay in Namibia. “The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (December 24) that, further ... Read More »

South Korea to disinfect animal farms as foot-and-mouth, bird flu outbreaks

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SEOUL: As the threat of foot-and-mouth and bird flu disease is spread in Korea’s capital, South Korean government has been forced to take measures to disinfect farms and limit the transport of animals in the country. The foot-and-mouth among hogs had been limited to the center of the country until this week but a case has now been confirmed at ... Read More »

Pakistan being declared bird flu-free state: Bosan

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LAHORE: Pakistan now can export poultry products without any hurdle as OIE – world Organisation for Animal Health – is set to declare it free of bird flu. Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayyat Bosan said this while inaugurating the International Poultry Expo 2014 on the topic of ‘Avian health, management and marketing solutions’ at the Lahore ... Read More »