Taiwan blocks California poultry after bird flu found on quail farm
Central News Agency
2014-04-24 10:17 PM
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan has temporarily banned all imports of poultry from California as of April 19, the day after low-pathogenic avian influenza was detected on a quail farm in the state, according to the Council of Agriculture Thursday. The council said that no quail meat or eggs were among the 124,000 metric tons of poultry imported from the United States in the first three months of this year. Seeking to further allay concerns, the council advised that thoroughly cooking poultry before eating is enough to kill the virus, which is not resistant to heat. Taiwan bans poultry imports from areas with high-pathogenic bird flu, but subjects imports from places with low-pathogenic strains to a 90-day quarantine to check for the disease, according to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine The April 18 discovery of low-pathogenic avian flu was reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on April 22 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Infected birds have been euthanized and the farm has been quarantined, according to the OIE. (By Yang Su-min and Wesley Holzer)
Advertisement »
HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  Society |  OPINION |  E-Paper
  • Taiwan News  ©  2016 All Rights Reserved.