The European Union and some Asian countries have introduced temporary restrictions on imports of poultry from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks, according to the press service of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.
”[This is] to inform the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service`s regional branches and exporters of poultry and poultry products about temporary restrictions on shipments of poultry and poultry products from Ukraine to a number of countries in connection with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. This information concerns limitations on shipments of poultry and poultry products from Ukraine to Hong Kong, Yemen, the European Union, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, China, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,” the press service said.
As UNIAN reported, the EU earlier banned imports of Ukrainian poultry meat due to an outbreak of bird flu. The measure was in effect in December 2016. In addition, shipments of eggs from Kherson region to Hong Kong were halted due to a bird flu outbreak in that Ukrainian region.
Poultry meat exports from Ukraine to the EU resumed late in January 2017.