MoCCaE prohibits the import of poultry meat and bird species from Belgium

Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCaE, has prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally not treated wastes from the Kingdom of Belgium.

According to a media statement released by MoCCaE, these actions were implemented on 20th June 2017.

The ministry has also prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table eggs from Belgium. It has allowed to continue the importation of thermally treated poultry products, treated meat and processed egg products, and thermally treated poultry waste from all of the Kingdom of Belgium.

The ministry said that is keen on raising the level of food safety and ensure the provision of safe food to consumers. It works to implement Federal Law No. 10 of 2015 on the safety of food, which applies to all establishments licensed to trade food or feed, and consignments coming to the country or passing through its territory.