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India Government Bans Import Of Chicken, Eggs and Pork For 6 Months

by 5m Editor
11 August 2004, at 12:00am

INDIA - India's Ministry of Agriculture Monday issued a statement banning the import of chicken, chicken meat, eggs and pork for the next six months.

The government, however, did not impose a ban on the import of processed poultry products.

"The government has issued a notification to prohibit the import of some livestock and livestock products from all countries in view of the reported outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza," the statement said.

The ban also extends to imports of birds or bird meat of turkey and duck.

India is not a major importer of meat products, though hotels import some amount of poultry products.

Source: eFeedLink - 10th August 2004

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