BAN ON ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS FROM BRITAIN

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A ban is now in effect on the importation of “all live susceptible animals” and “products made from these animals from Great Britain”.

This was announced today by Senior Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mark Trotman, as a result of the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in England, on August 3, 2007.

Products affected by the ban are live cattle, pigs, goats and sheep; fresh, frozen and chilled beef, pork, mutton/lamb, goat meat and foods containing these meats; smoked, cured and pickled products containing beef, pork, mutton and goat such as bacon, ham, sausages and pork tails in brine; soft cheeses and dairy products made from unpasteurised milk; and hay, forage and straw.

Those not affected by the ban are live non-susceptible animals – dogs, cats, horses and birds; poultry and poultry products; cooked meat and meat products from susceptible species, provided that they are processed in such a manner as to prevent survival and transmission of the virus (canned, deboned, defatted and cooked thoroughly to an internal temperature of 70º C for 30 seconds; salted and dried so that they do not deteriorate at ambient temperature’, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); and pasteurised and processed dairy products.

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