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Trinidad: Places ban on Guyana meat

THE Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries has put a ban on all poultry meat from Guyana after a duck virus has been discovered in Guyana.

A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries said, “As instructed by the chief veterinary officer, Animal Health Sub-Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, in accordance with the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, Chap. 67:02, please be informed that, with immediate effect, all and any raw and cooked poultry meat from Guyana is banned from entry into TT, until further notice.

“Upon arrival at ports of entry, such items are therefore to be seized for destruction. Kindly contact the National Animal Disease Centre (693-1682; 693-1501) during normal working hours when seizures are carried out, so that transportation and destruction arrangements can be organised by, or on behalf of, a veterinary officer. I thank you for your continued co-operation.”

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