Singapore lifts ban on Malaysian poultry
The Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is lifting the
ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from Selangor and Perak in
The ban, which was enforced more than three months ago
because of bird
flu cases in Malaysia, will be lifted on June 30.
The Singapore Agri-Food
and Veterinary Authority (AVA) says it has
visited both Malaysian states and is satisfied with measures put in place to
keep out avian influenza.
Authorities from both countries have also
agreed to step up pre-export testing and checks on accredited farms to minimise
the risk of infected poultry entering Singapore.
declared free from bird flu on June 22.
With the lifting of the ban,
AVA says some 37 duck farms in Perak will resume exports to
But the Poultry Merchants' Association expects it could
take about six months before supply stabilises.
nearly 15,000 tonnes of duck meat and more than one billion eggs per year. Three
percent of the eggs come from Selangor and 80 percent of the ducks from
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