Saudi Arabia Bans Import of Poultry Meat and Eggs from Ghana

Posted By: Selerant RSA


On 14 October 2015 Saudi Arabia has applied a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs and their products from four areas in Ghana because of reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) outbreaks in several areas.

The four regions included in the ban are Accra, Volta, Ashanti and the Upper East region.

Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has exempted from the ban poultry meat and table eggs or their products that have been heat treated or have undergone any method sufficient to destroy influenza virus. These products must be accompanied by sanitary certificate released by the official Ghana authorities confirming that the product has undergone the appropriate treatment.

The ban will stay in force until the sanitary and veterinary public health situation in Ghana improves.