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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, through its Veterinary Services Unit, has advised that due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in the United Kingdom (UK), a temporary ban has been placed on the importation of all commercial imports of poultry, hatching eggs and fresh, frozen or chilled poultry products into Barbados.

An immediate ban has also been enforced on the importation of personal imports of live birds, feathers and foods containing poultry products.

According to Senior Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mark Trotman, commercial imports of cooked poultry products from the UK may continue provided that they are accompanied by an appropriate veterinary export health certificate.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.


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