Government has implemented a ban on all poultry products coming from the United Kingdom to Grenada. This follows an influenza outbreak.
Grenada has placed a temporary ban on all poultry and poultry products originating from the United Kingdom, effective December 7, 2020. This is due to an ongoing outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as Bird Flu, in the U.K.
According to the department of Veterinary and Livestock Division in the ministry of Agriculture, the ban on hatching eggs, feathers, fresh poultry, chilled poultry meat and frozen poultry meat, would remain in effect until a satisfactory Animal Health report is issued from the U.K.
Doctor Kimond Cummings Chief veterinarian and lifestock officer in the ministry of Agriculture says the ban will not create a shortage of poultry products on island.
The doctor spoke of the effects of Bird Flu and how it can affect the Agriculture sector in Grenada.
The ministry advised that individuals interested in importing poultry products should contact the Veterinary and Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture.