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Saudi Arabia bans Polish poultry

The Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has imposed a temporary import ban on poultry meat, table eggs, and their products and equipment from the Wielkopolskie region of Poland.

The agency’s move comes after receiving an emergency alert report from the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) following an outbreak of severe avian influenza raging in Wielkopolskie.

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Heat treated products are exempted

SFDA has exempted temporarily banned products such as poultry meat, table eggs, and their products and equipment that have been heat treated to remove highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses.

Authorities also set conditions that this process complies with health requirements and controls and approved standard specifications, and health certificates issued by Polish accredited public bodies that ensure that products are free of viruses.

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Source: Zawya

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