China lifts its import ban on animal products from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom

China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced 4 years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus. The decision – preceded with joint efforts of various Commission services and EU Member States - was announced by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture … Continue reading China lifts its import ban on animal products from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom

Bird flu outbreaks in China – Update 11.01.14

On 3rd January 2014 the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) notified to the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1). The outbreak started on 27th December 2013 in the village of Yijue, Guizhou, where 8.500 birds died and 23.067 chickens were culled to prevent the disease from spreading. The outbreak is ongoing … Continue reading Bird flu outbreaks in China – Update 11.01.14