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Dutch birds meat barred

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: The Public Authority for Food and Nutrition on Wednesday declared a ban on imports of all forms of bird meat and eggs from Holland due to spread of a highly contagious strain of bird flu.

Adel Al-Suwait, the secretary general of the authority supreme committee, said in a press statement bird meat thermally treated at 70 degrees is exempted from the ban.

The ban is also applicable on such imports from Richmond – Nr Hawes regions in Britain for the same reason. The committee recommended lifting the ban on bird meat imports from all Russian regions due to recession of the epidemic (KUNA).

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