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Processed chicken from India may re-enter Bhutan

by 5m Editor
12 September 2006, at 1:10pm

BHUTAN - Nearly seven months after banning the import of poultry products following an outbreak of bird flu in India, Bhutanese officials are making arrangements to allow ‘restricted’ processed chicken from the country.

A processing unit in India’s West Bengal state has been identified from where the processed meat would be imported. Livestock officials said frozen or chilled chicken would be dressed, the innards removed and neatly packed.

Last month, a technical team comprising officials from the livestock department, the National Center for Animal Health and the health ministry visited the unit located near Siliguri and declared it as satisfactory after evaluation.

Pasang Tshering of the National Center for Animal Health said the unit had agreed on the safety standards to be implemented during the import of processed chicken.

Source: India eNews

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