UAE bans chicken and eggs from these countries
The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Wednesday announced that it has banned the import of birds, some eggs and meat products from Hungary and Slovakia.
The ministry said the decision was taken after notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of an extremely pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N2, in the two nations.
Accordingly, the ministry has prohibited"the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, decorative birds, chicks, hatching eggs, meat and poultry products and non-heat-treated transports from Hungary and Slovakia".
It has also regulated the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products, requiring a health certificate for the export of beef and meat products from the two nations to discharge consignments into the UAE.
A health certificate will be necessary for the import of eggs, the ministry added. But, thermally-treated poultry products (eggs and meat ) have been cleared for import from many areas of Hungary and Slovakia.