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Clamp on live poultry outlets

by 5m Editor
14 June 2007, at 8:46am

RIYADH - Municipal authorities in Riyadh have decided to shut down all the 385 stores that slaughter live poultry from July 26, a top municipality official said.

Soliman Al-Buthi, general manager of the Directorate General of the Environmental Health Department in the Riyadh Municipality, said the move was part of the precautionary measure to check the spread of bird flu and other diseases.

He said that live poultry shops would be given an ultimatum to close their businesses before the specified date or face forced closure.

“All live poultry outlets will be shut down starting from this July 28,” Al Buthi was quoted as saying in the Arab News.

The measures are part of necessary precautions being taken through a joint decision made by the Riyadh Municipality, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health to stop the spread of bird flu in the capital.

Source: Trade Arabia

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