Mexico to Restrict Entry to Indiana Poultry Products After Avian Influenza Outbreak

Mexico will restrict the entry into the country of poultry products originating in or coming from Indiana, United States, after an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected on a farm in that state, the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) said on Thursday.

“Given the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza located on a turkey farm in the state of Indiana, which was confirmed by the United States health authority, the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (Senasica) as a precautionary measure determined to restrict the entry into Mexico of poultry products originating in or coming from the affected state,” the agency reported in a statement.

Senasica, said Sader, informed its Agricultural Health Inspection Offices, located at all points of entry into the country, that the importation of any type of bird or poultry product that has been produced, originates from, or transits through the country is prohibited. indiana state.

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“The restriction includes products such as: live birds, meat, offal or viscera of birds and eggs. Senasica explained that these measures are taken based on the information that is available so far and that has been published by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS-USDA, for its acronym in English). ”, he explained.

The agency indicated that, as the epidemiological investigation and the measures implemented to control the outbreak progress, by APHIS-USDA, in adherence to the recommendations established in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE ), the animal health restrictions determined by the Government of Mexico may be adjusted.

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