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EU lifts ban on import of poultry meat from India

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Staff writer ▼ | May 21, 2014
The European Union (EU) has lifted a five-year ban on the import of poultry meat from India, although conditions will apply.
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India poultryThe European Union (EU) has lifted a five-year ban on the import of poultry meat from India, although conditions will apply.


Meat products, including bladders and intestines prepared from fresh meat of domestic poultry, including meat of farmed and wild game birds, which are to exported must carry a health certificate issued by the Export Inspection Council of India. There will be a four month transition period for consignments with existing health certificates, provided this is signed before July 30.

A ban was imposed on India poultry meat imports to the EU following a bird flu outbreak in India five years ago. Fears of contaminated products entering the market have subsided, after India culled millions of chickens in the wake of the outbreak.

India exports various poultry products, including eggs and processed meat, and off this, the EU accounts for 20-25%.


 

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