Ghana bans poultry from Ivory Coast
Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry has
banned the importation of live birds, poultry and poultry products as well as
poultry feed from Ivory Coast following an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in that
A statement signed by Kodua Edjekumhene, Public
Relations Officer for the Ministry on Wednesday said the ban was to protect
human health and the national poultry industry.
It said the ban on
the importation of poultry and poultry products from Burkina Faso; Cameroon;
Iran; Nigeria; Turkey and Romania was still in force.
affected by the ban are 10 Asian countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia,
Japan, Laos, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The statement said designated
officers at the country's ports and entry points had been instructed to
confiscate and destroy products imported from these countries.
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