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Mexico Bans Poultry from Two Kentucky Counties

by 5m Editor
24 April 2009, at 9:26am

MEXICO - On 7 April 2009, the Government of Mexico informed USDA that imports of live birds, fresh eggs, poultry meat products and by products chilled and /or frozen from two Kentucky counties. According to a report by the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), cooked products are exempt.

The two counties of banned from exporting poultry and poultry products to Mexico are Grayson and Edmonson counties. A confirmed outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) type H7N9 within a commercial flock has led to this ruling by the Mexican government.

SENASICA communicated to USDA, on 7 April 2009, the ban of imports of poultry and poultry products from the counties of Grayson and Edmonson Kentucky effective 8 April 2009. SENASICA banned the imports of poultry and poultry products as outlined in the Mexican regulations NOM 044-ZOO-1995 Campaign against Avian Influenza.

Products subjected to a thermal treatment (cooked) are exempt from this prohibition.

China Executes Similar Measures

According to the country's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China has suspended imports of all Kentucky poultry and poultry products.

All poultry and poultry products shipped from Kentucky after 31 March will be returned or destroyed. Products shipped before that must undergo avian flu tests before they enter China, it was announced yesterday.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.
- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.