H5NI outbreak: MoFA bans importation of day-old chicks, poultry products from Europe

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has placed a ban on the importation of day old chicks, hatching eggs, frozen chicken, poultry products and poultry feed from selected European countries into Ghana with immediate effect.

This follows a confirmed outbreak of highly pathogenic Avian Infleunza type H5NI in those countries.

The affected countries are: Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom.

MoFA took the decision upon advise from the Veterinary Services Directorate.

“Importers are to note that all import permits that were secured for such consignments from Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom, have been rendered invalid with immediate effect,” a statement from MoFA said.

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