Philippines ban Dutch poultry again

31-08-2012 | | |
Philippines ban Dutch poultry again

The Philippines has proclaimed a temporary ban against imported poultry from the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands, due to an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza(LPAI) in the province, Xinhua reports.

The Department of Agriculture issued a memorandum Thursday, which reported that the LPAI serotype H7N7 was detected in free range laying hens in a Hagestein last August 9.

Philippine quarantine officers will confiscate all shipments of poultry and poultry products (with the exception on heat treated products) from Utrecht.

In June 2011 the Philippines imposed a similar ban on poultry imports, that time from the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, which similarly suffered a LPAI outbreak last year.