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Ban on food imported from Dominican Republic, citing a bird flu outbreak in Haiti

Port-au-Prince.-The Haitian government on Thursday announced a ban on meat, animals and eggs imported from Dominican Republic, citing a bird flu outbreak in their neighboring country, local media report, quoting official Haitian sources.

“Haiti Republic ministries of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture, inform Haitian consumers and users at the Haitian-Dominican border, as well as importers and resellers, that the importation and sale of meat products, particularly poultry, eggs and live animals potentially infected or carriers of bird flu from the Dominican Republic, are prohibited until further notice,” said an official statement.

“This prohibition is effective immediately,” said the Ministry of Commerce.

Haiti’s’ decision to ban the import of certain products from Dominican Republic was adopted after media reports about an outbreak of bird flu in Dominican Republic.

According to Haitian authorities, the reports were confirmed by Haitian diplomatic representatives in Santo Domingo.

Haiti imports more than one million eggs each day from its neighbor across the border.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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