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Barbados lifts poultry ban on some countries

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 5:00 AM

Barbados has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of poultry products from some countries, but said restrictions remain in place for the United States and Canada.

A statement from the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture said the temporary restrictions on the importation of live birds, hatching eggs, and on fresh, frozen and chilled poultry meat products, including table eggs for personal use and commercial sale, had been lifted for the United Kingdom and other member countries of the European Union, with the exception of the Netherlands and Germany.

"Restrictions remain in place for the United States and Canada as a result of the ongoing outbreak of the contagious highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPA1)," the statement said.

Barbados, like several other Caribbean countries, had imposed the ban on the importation of poultry products because of the HPAI, H5N8 and H5N2 in backyard and commercial poultry farms in the US.

- CMC