Imports of poultry merchandise and uncooked poultry from a number of nations, together with the United States of America and Japan, have been suspended by Singapore after an outbreak of the extremely pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (chook flu) in these nations.
As per the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) 4 Japanese prefectures – Saga, Ibaraki, Saitama and Kagoshima – and a number of regions in the US, France, Germany, Canada, and Belgium have been included in the checklist which was revealed on December 8, 2023.
“In view of the outbreaks, the National Parks Board/Animal & Veterinary Service (NParks/AVS) has imposed a short lived restriction on the importation of decorative birds, poultry and poultry merchandise from the 10 km surveillance zone round the affected premises in the regions with impact from the respective dates as said beneath,” learn the assertion from certainly one of the authorities releases.
“Heat-treated poultry merchandise which adjust to WOAH tips for inactivation of AI virus is not going to be subjected to the restriction,” it added.
As per studies, Malaysia, the US and Brazil are Singapore’s prime sources of hen. Other poultry permitted by the nation contains turkey, duck, quail, and goose.