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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on importing chicken from U.S.

Staff Writer | August 24, 2016
Saudi Arabia has lifted a temporary ban on importing chicken from 15 U.S. states after they have succeeded in controlling Avian Influenza (bird flu).
Saudi Arabia chicken
Food trade   According to Saudi Food and Drug Authority:
The ban was imposed in 2015, covering eggs and other chicken-related products except cooked food and products that could prove to have had the virus killed, according to a statement by Saudi Food and Drug Authority.

Bird flu H5N1, a highly pathogenic virus, has caused serious outbreaks in domestic poultry in the Middle East and parts of Asia. The first human infection was recorded in Hong Kong in 1997.