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Jordan Suspends Imports from Israel

by 5m Editor
16 September 2010, at 8:09am

JORDAN - The government has suspended imports of poultry from Israel after an outbreak of Newcastle disease.

The government has recently suspended the import of poultry from Israel in light of an outbreak of Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) in the country, a senior official said yesterday (15 September).

According to Minister of Agriculture Mazen Khasawneh, the move came in response to reports released by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in August claiming that chickens tested positive for NDV at an Israeli kibbutz, reports Zawya.

Under the decision, companies are barred from importing poultry from Israel.

"Jordan only imports small amounts of poultry from Israel," Mr Khasawneh told The Jordan Times over the phone, declining to reveal figures.

He stressed that the Kingdom is currently free of the Newcastle Disease virus.

The minister explained that as an OIE member, Jordan is informed of any animal diseases occurring across the world to take necessary precautions.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Newcastle disease by clicking here.