Ghana Bans Importation Of Day Old Chicks And Poultry Products From 5 Countries

Day old chicks

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has placed a ban on the importation of day-old chicks and poultry products from the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and the United Kingdom with immediate effect.

According to a statement signed by Robert P. Ankobiah, the acting Chief Director of the Ministry, the decision was taken after the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in the above mentioned European countries.

“Following a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture upon advice from the Veterinary Services Directorate has placed a ban on the importation of day-old chicks, hatching eggs, frozen chicken, poultry products and poultry feed from these European countries with immediate effect.”

The Ministry also stated that all import permits that were issued earlier for such consignments from the listed countries have been rendered invalid with immediate effect.

“Importers are to note that all imports permits that were issued for such consignments from Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and the United Kingdom have been rendered invalid with immediate effect.”

Below is a copy of the statement:

source: kuulpeeps.com

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