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Azerbaijan bans import of animal products from the Netherlands

Due to recent bird flu concerns, Azerbaijan’s Food and Safety Agency has decided to ban the import of animal products such as live birds and poultry from the Netherlands.

According to the World Organization for Animal Health, a report on an infective disease called ”bird flu” was found in Limburg the Netherlands.

Because of this, the Organization along with the Food and Safety Agency have come up with new restrictions to warn against contagious animal diseases that may come to Azerbaijan from the import of other countries.

Moreover, the Agency has suspended animal products, live birds and poultry products from the Netherlands for an unspecified period of time.

After this concern, there have been requests for the Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee to strengthen the control for everyone who enters from the Netherlands.

Previously, the Agency had also temporarily suspended the import of poultry from other countries such as Korea, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Iraq, England, Belgium, India etc., when the World Organization for Animal Health made a warning, similar to this one.

Further, the Food Safety Agency in Azerbaijan was founded back in 2017 and it is used to control the regulation of food safety standards, registration of food products, risk of food products, as well as the packaging materials. Apart from this, the Agency also takes charge for protection of rights of food product consumers, including supply, storage, trading, food production and transportation, while also establishing and regulating the state policy in the countries mentioned above.

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