The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on 10 October 10, that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the area with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.
A CFS spokesman said that no poultry meat or poultry eggs were imported from South Africa in the first six months of this year.
"The CFS has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.
Pakistani government is seeking to explore new markets for export of meat and dairy products with a focus on Global Halal Food Trade
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that the government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including fresh eggs
Pakistan will boost exports of poultry products to the United Arab Emirate (UAE), a move through which the country is aiming to be placed in the top ten exporters to the UAE
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad continues to strengthen its position as an innovator and leader in research on natural digestive performance additives
At the 2017 Annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting, which was recently held in Orlando, USA, Dr. Haitham Yakout, Director of Technical Support for Nutriad presented two research findings from recent studies on digestive performance technologies. In sponsoring the event Nutriad further confirmed its commitment to the poultry industry.
The first study highlighted the application of Quorum Sensing (QS) as a tool for selecting botanical ingredients for feed additives. The use of botanical additives has been on the rise, driven by new regulations on the usage of antibiotics growth promoters, and its mode of action has been vastly studied. With a proprietary formulation of various botanicals, a positive impact on performance can be achieved on QS by disrupting the pathogens communications, thus reducing their negative impact on overall animal health. In a second study, results of a feeding program approach in broilers was presented, combining the application of precision delivery coated butyrate (Ultramix C®) in starter feed and a botanical additive (Apex 5®) in both grower and finisher broiler diets.
The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss our products and research with four of the largest broiler integrators, as well as other key influencers in the industry.
“It is great to see Nutriad investing in novel ideas in additives application to support customers achieve an even better performance in a challenging time when AGPs are being removed from diets” says Guilherme Bromfman, Director of Business Development for Nutriad. Grady Fain Sr. Vice President, Sales and Business Development added: “The US market faces new regulations and continuous regulatory. Ongoing consolidation changes the way producers operate. In this environment Nutriad is committed to take leadership in providing solutions for the challenges producers face today as well as future challenges.”
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