Ban of poultry meat and eggs from Belgium
The SFDA announced that the ban was based on the warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health, which includes the outbreak of avian influenza (H5N8) in Belgium’s western province of the Flemish region.
The avian influenza outbreak was detected in a bird merchant which specializes in amateur keeping of captive birds. The species in question was linked with two cases in the country earlier this year.
A restriction zone has been determined around the infected hobby plant. Euthanasia and destruction of the remaining birds and their products is to be performed, and samples taken and sent to the official laboratory.