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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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Godiva recalls chocolate over metal debris

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 30, 2007

Godiva Chocolatier (Asia) Ltd has notified the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) that it is recalling its 16-piece Christmas Carre Gift Box containing Christmas Milk Caramel Carre chocolate squares, following two reports in Japan of a small strand of metal found in the chocolate. No injuries have been reported.

A statement from AVA on Friday said the recall is a voluntary one.

AVA has directed the importers to recall the affected product from the market immediately.

These gift boxes, carrying the produce code 5000059, are only available in Godiva-owned retail stores in Singapore. About 40 boxes of the chocolates have been sold. (story)

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