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French Poultry Exports Hit by Bird Flu: Agriculture Ministry in Paris

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on December 6, 2015 at 4:36 AM
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 French Poultry Exports Hit by Bird Flu: Agriculture Ministry in Paris

Following a bird flu outbreak, a string of countries in Asia and north Africa have banned imports of French poultry, reported the agriculture ministry in Paris.

Loic Evain, Deputy head of the ministry's food division, said, "Algeria, China, Egypt, Japan, Morocco, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia have stopped imports following the outbreak in November 2015 in the southwestern area of Dordogne. The list is not exhaustive, but does not include France's 27 European Union partners, who have accepted containment measures proposed by Paris under World Health Organization guidelines. Unfortunately some countries' first reaction is to close their borders and only then to discuss strategy."

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The minister further added that for the time being there is no decision to block French poultry by Gulf region states which are major consumers.

South Korea imposed its ban last Thursday on imports of French poultry and live birds after the European Commission confirmed birds at a French chicken farm were infected with the H5N1 strain.
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The commission ordered all 32 birds at the farm to be culled and called for close monitoring of neighboring poultry farms.

Bird flu outbreaks have been reported in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East. South Korea was also hit by a string of outbreaks of the virus in 2015.

Source: AFP
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