Iran bans imports of chicken and eggs from EU
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.14
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran banned imports of chicken and eggs from EU, after bird flu cases were reported in England and the Netherlands in November.
Iranian Veterinary Organization Deputy Director Jamaleddin Javidi, said strict regulations are observed in the country to prevent from entering and spreading such diseases, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Dec.14.
Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Nov.18, days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports.
Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed.