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No shortage of chicken meat - Stanberry

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and interim chairman of the Banana Board.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Donovan Stanberry says he does not expect a shortage of chicken meat or poultry products arising from the restriction on imports from parts of North America.

Yesterday, the ministry announced the immediate ban on all poultry and poultry products, as well as by-products, from eight states in the United States (US) and British Columbia in Canada.

It said the measure was in response to the outbreak of bird flu in those areas.

Yesterday, poultry producers warned consumers to brace for a shortage of chicken and poultry products because of the ban.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre, Stanberry said the importation of chicken meat and related products can continue from other markets in the US and elsewhere in the world.

He also said the local market has adequate supply to respond to the demand.