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Ukraine imposed restrictions on the import of poultry from Austria and two German regions
16:39, 30 November 2016
Ukraine imposed restrictions on the import of poultry from Austria and two German regions

The bird flu was recorded in Austria and some parts of Germany

16:39, 30 November 2016

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Ukraine has restricted the import of poultry products and its raw materials from Austria and some German regions. It was reported by the press service of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

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"In connection with the advent of the official information of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) on the registration of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza on the territory of the Republic of Austria, the import of the country birds, products and its raw materials to Ukraine is banned (with the exception of products and raw materials that have been treated by the method that ensures the destruction of pathogens of these diseases),” statement said.

At the same time it was added that in the case of receipt of additional information from the competent authority of Austria, an appropriate decision can be reviewed taking into account the "regionalization" principle.

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It was also reported that earlier bird flu was detected on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. "In addition to the previous decision on restriction of import to Ukraine of poultry products and its raw materials (with the exception of products and raw materials that have been treated by the method that ensures the destruction of pathogens of these diseases) of lands in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the similar restrictions were introduced on the state of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany ,” the message summarizes.

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