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Russia Bans Poultry Imports from France

by 5m Editor
13 February 2009, at 7:50a.m.

RUSSIA - Rosselkhoznadzor has imposed a temporary restrictions on poultry product supplies from the Vendée region of France due to an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza there.

Meat Russia reports that, from 10 February 2009, Russia's Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has imposed temporary restrictions on imports of live poultry, hatching eggs, feather and floccus, poultry meat and all types of poultry products, feed and feed additives for poultry, as well as equipment used for poultry raising, dressing and slaughtering from the department of Vendée in France. The move follows registration of avian influenza A virus of sub-type H5N3 outbreaks in the territory of France.

Supply of the said products from French Republic to the Russian Federation, shall be effected upon condition that in clause 4 of veterinary certificates for raw poultry and poultry products, as well as for day-old chicks, turkey poults, ducklings, goslings and hatching eggs of these poultry types exported from EU to Russia, after words 'of avian influenza subject to obligatory declaration – within the last 6 months in the territory of EU country-member (in accordance with Sanitary Code of Terrestrials of OIE)' there is the record 'apart from Vendee Department', certified by signature and seal of the veterinarian, who prepared this veterinary certificate according to Meat Russia.

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