Ghana Stops importation of day old chicks, poultry products from Germany, UK, Others:

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Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture has banned the importation of poultry products from Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom.

This is as result of the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in those countries – Citi business News

The ban is being implemented in a flash.

Some products to be affected by the ban include day-old chicks, hatching eggs, frozen chicken, poultry products and poultry feed.

According to a statement credited to Robert P. Ankobiah, acting Chief Director of the Ministry, on behalf of the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

“Following a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture upon advice from the Veterinary Services Directorate has placed a ban on the importation of day-old chicks, hatching eggs, frozen chicken, poultry products and poultry feed from these European countries with immediate effect.”

In the statement, Robert P. Ankobiah announced that all import permits that were issued earlier for such consignment have been rendered invalid due to the new directive.

“Importers are to note that all imports permits that were issued for such consignments from Nertherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom have been rendered invalud with immediate effect,” the statement added.

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