DA lifts ban on meat, eggs, semen from Ohio

June 10, 2024 Cory Martinez 160 views

THE temporary ban on the entry of domestic and wild birds and their products, including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs and semen from the Ohio, United States of America, has been lifted.

The lifting of the Memorandum Order No. 23 by Agriculture Secretary Fracisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. was based on the official report of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that all counties in Ohio have successfully resolved avian flu cases, and no additional outbreaks have been reported after April 2.

Tiu Laurel said that this clearance from the US Veterinary Authorities provided the necessary assurance for the DA to lift the import ban, allowing the resumption of trade in domestic and wild birds including poultry products from the US state.

The temporary ban was imposed in mid-January 2024 after an outbreak of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) in that state.