Sunday, January 13, 2013

Avian Influenza Found in New York Live Bird Market; Japan and Taiwan Halt Poultry Exports from New York

January 11, 2013
USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed H5N1 (presumably low pathogenic) from a live bird market in New York.  According to USDA’s agreement with Taiwan, FSIS has been notified to amend the FSIS Export Library to state that the export of poultry meat and meat products from the State of New York to Taiwan is prohibited effective immediately.
This is also the situation for Japan.  Japan’s avian influenza bans cover product produced from birds from farms in the banned state, as well as from birds slaughtered/eggs laid in the state; product processed in the  state; and product that was stored in or transited the state, except after final packaging for FSIS meat products and after official sealing for table shell eggs.

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