Oman lifts ban on Indian poultry products

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Dubai, Nov 21 (UNI) Oman has lifted import ban on poultry and poultry products from India following a declaration from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that India is free from bird flu.

The decision was conveyed to Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate, Anil Wadhwa on Monday by Oman Agriculture minister, Shaikh Salim bin Hilal al Khalili, Gulf News reported.

The OIE declared India free from bird flu following government efforts to stamp out the last outbreak in July 2007 in a poultry farm in a north eastern Indian village.

All fowls in the area were culled, including those within five kilometres of the affected zone. This was followed by clean-up, disinfection and post-operation surveillance.

UNI

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