South Korean poultry imports banned: Japan
After the recent discovery in South Korea of a
suspected case of bird flu, Japan has suspended poultry imports from the
country, according to a Japanese official.
A Japanese official from the Ministry of Agriculture
said that Japan, as a rule, stops
importing poultry from countries where there is an actual or potential case of
Last year, Japan imported a total of 1,500 tonnes of fresh and processed
poultry and duck meat from South Korea (around 0.2 percent of Japan's total
global imports), the official said.
, if confirmed, would be the country's first case of bird flu in
around three years.
A South Korean ministry official said about 6,000 chickens at a farm in
North Cholla province had died this week. The remaining 6,000 or so poultry at
the farm would now be culled.
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