UAE Bans Poultry European Imports as Avian Flu Spreads

The United Arab Emirates has banned the imports of birds and their byproducts, as an outbreak of the avian influenza spread throughout Europe.

The United Arab Emirates has banned the imports of birds and their byproducts, as an outbreak of the avian influenza spread throughout Europe. 

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued resolutions banning the imports of all species of birds and their thermally untreated byproducts from the Netherlands, Germany and Russia. 

The ban also includes the import of poultry meat and table eggs from the United Kingdom. 

The ministry has also required an export health certificate from the Netherlands in importing poultry meat and its thermally untreated byproducts. Though the ministry has allowed for the import of thermally treated poultry products including meat and eggs from the Netherlands.  

UAE has also banned products such as eggs and poultry meat which were produced after October 14 in Herefordshire county, Cheshire West and Chester. However, the import of birds, hatching eggs and one-day old chicks coming from unaffected areas are still allowed, along with required health certificates. 

A similar ban was imposed on birds and their thermally untreated byproducts coming from Germany. 

The ministry has also prohibited the import of birds and their byproducts coming from Russia, specifically in regions of Yugra, Chelyabinsk Oblast, the Republic of Tatarstan, Samara Oblast, and Tomsk Oblast.Meanwhile, table eggs, poultry meat, and one-day old chicks are still allowed with required health certificates as well. 

This, after the outbreak of the avian influenza in Germany and UK in early November. 


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