The European Union imposed a ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from Russia in connection with the spread of avian influenza in the country. It is reported TASS with reference to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
Indicates that the restrictions are temporary and do not apply only to meat subjected to heat treatment. The decision taken by the Directorate General for health and food safety of the European Commission.
Now to export poultry meat to the EU can 18 Russian enterprises. The largest of them, such as “Cherkizovo” and “Damant”, experienced an outbreak of bird flu in the Penza region. The virus also birds recorded in the Rostov, Kursk, Samara and Orel regions.
Avian influenza is a virus of birds, with a high degree of infectivity. Although most strains are not dangerous to people, some of them can lead to serious diseases.
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