Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority has imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry, meat and eggs from Belgium following news of a bird flu outbreak last week.
The agency said the ban extended to all poultry products and preparations from Belgium following a warning issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The OIE’s warning came after Belgian health authorities reported a case of contagious H5N8 bird flu in southern Belgium last week.
They reportedly established a 3 kilometre perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden, and announced the measures would stay in place for at least three weeks.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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