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Bhutan May Ban Import Of Indian Poultry Products

by 5m Editor
14 May 2007, at 8:37am

INDIA - Bhutan may enforce a ban on import of chicken meat and eggs from India if reports of death of nearly 5,000 poultry birds due to bird flu in a poultry farm in West Bengal are proved true, officials have said.

"There will be a total ban immediately, if it is confirmed," said director of the livestock department, Tenzin Dhendup. "But as of now the import is still on. Without confirming, we do not take any action," he said.

The department has already sent a veterinary doctor and a Bhutan Agriculture Food and Regulatory Authority official to Matigara in Darjeeling district where the farm is located.

Source: Hindustan Times

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