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Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from France

Hygiene & Biosecurity

A temporary ban on imports of chicken meat and eggs from the French regions of Landes, Pyrenees Atlantiques, and Gers was put in place.

Posted on Jun 14 ,09:20

Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from France

Saudi authorities decided to ban poultry imports from three regions in France due to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu. In an official statement, the Saudi veterinary watchdog SFDA stated that the decision was taken after analysis of a report by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the registration of new cases of avian influenza in these three areas.
"This means ensuring the elimination of the flu virus and, once these products are in compliance with health requirements and standards, attaching a health certificate issued by competent authorities accredited in France proving that these products are free of the virus", added the agency.
The kingdom had previously banned the importation of birds from the French region of Saint-Geours-de-Maremne as a result of the spread of the same disease.

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