Moldova might ban the import of poultry and eggs from Ukraine due to the risk of avian influenza spread, NewsMaker reports, citing the document of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of Moldova.
According to the draft, the embargo will be imposed until the World Health Organization announces the elimination of avian influenza in Ukraine.
A document, which should be signed by Moldova’s Cabinet of Ministers, states that the ban will be implied on the following categories: poultry, captive birds or other birds, products and by-products derived from them that are susceptible to avian influenza virus; semen, ova and embryos of birds, which are susceptible to avian influenza virus; meat, meat products and other products containing poultry meat and eggs; raw materials for feed and compound feed.
As we reported earlier, the European Union stopped the import of chicken meat from Ukraine, as the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection stated.
“According to the operational message from the European Commission, which was received yesterday in the evening, the import of chicken meat, meat products from chicken and thermally unprocessed products from chicken from Ukraine to the territory of the EU. However, eggs and egg-products do not fall under these restrictions,” the message said.