YEREVAN, August 24. /ARKA/. Armenia’s State Food Safety Service, affiliated to the agriculture ministry, has temporarily banned particular imports fr om Italy.
According to the information posted on the service’s official website, the ban applies to live fowl, all the types of poultry products, eggs, meat-an-bone flour, fodders, additives as well as polymeric and cardboard boxes.
Aram Bakhchagulyan, the chief of the agency, imposed this temporary ban to bar bird flu from penetrating into Armenia’s territory.
Earlier this year, in spring, the food safety agency prohibited imports from China because of H7N9-caused outbreak there.
Another bird flu outbreak was reported on August 21 in Italia’s Ostellato, Ferrara province, wh ere some 128,000 H7-infected hens were butchered. ---0----