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Ghana bans importation of poultry products from UK, other countries

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has banned the importation of poultry products from Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Denmark and United Kingdom.

This follows the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in those countries.

The ban is being implemented with immediate effect. Some products to be affected by the ban include day-old chicks, hatching eggs, frozen chicken, poultry products and poultry feed.

This was contained in a statement signed by Robert Ankobiah, acting Chief Director of the Ministry, on behalf of the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

Mr. Ankobiah, in the statement, announced that all import permits that were issued earlier for such consignment have been rendered invalid due to the new directive

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