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AVA to monitor U.S. poultry after positive bird flu test

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 5, 2008

The Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is monitoring the import of Tyson chicken products following reports that the US meat company has begun culling some 15,000 chickens that had been exposed to a strain of the avian flu in northwest Arkansas.

An AVA spokesman said on Wednesday that Singapore imported 289 tonnes of Tyson chicken products.

‘We are monitoring the situation and are in close contact with our counterparts. Only chicken that are safe to eat and free from birdflu are allowed to be imported into Singapore,’ said the spokesman.

He added that AVA ensures a resilient supply of safe and wholesome food by enforcing stringent food safety regulations and standards that are consistent with international practices.

Officials of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission said routine blood tests conducted last Friday found the possible exposure of the chickens to the H7N3 strain of virus. (story)

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