Published: 2021-01-14 15:24
Last Updated: 2021-01-14 15:27
Thursday, the media spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Lawrence Majali, confirmed that the ministry’s decision to suspend the import of chicken and their derivatives from several countries would not affect the prices of chicken and their derivatives in the local market.
Al-Majali pointed out that local production covers all market demands, adding that there is actually a surplus in production.
The Ministry of Agriculture suspended the import of chicken and all derivatives from a new set of countries after announcing the registration of bird flu cases among chickens and domestic birds, according to what was published on the World Organization for Animal Health website.
In press statements, the ministry said that all permits have been cancelled for chicken imports. However, egg imports and cured meats are permitted with prior approval from the ministry, according to the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health.