CIN 12/15 – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Israel
1. To advise you of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Israel.
2. Israel has reported outbreaks of HPAI (subtype H5N1) in two meat turkey flocks in Beer-Sheva and Ashkelon in the province of Hadarom. This means that the Competent Authority in Israel can no longer sign certificates in Regulation (EC) No 798/2008.
3. Therefore the importation into the EU of the following commodities from the whole territory of Israel are banned:
- Live poultry and live ratites;
- Day old chicks and hatching eggs of poultry and ratites;
- Meat of poultry and ratites, including fresh meat and meat preparations;
- Meat of wild game birds; and
It should be noted that minced meat and mechanically separated meat of the above species are not permitted under EU legislation.
4. Imports of meat products and stomach, bladders and intestines derived from avian species which have only been subjected to treatment ‘A’ in accordance Annex II, Part 4 of Commission Decision 2007/777/EC are also banned.
5. Meat products including stomachs, bladders and intestines derived from avian species must have been treated to at least 70°C throughout the meat (Treatment ‘D’ in Decision 2007/777/EC) to be eligible for export to the EU.
6. We will keep you informed of any developments.
Laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and he veterinary certification requirements (OJ No L 226, 23.8.2008, p.1.)
laying down the animal and public health conditions and model certificates for imports of certain meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines for human consumption from third countries (OJ No L 312, 30.11.2007, p. 49.)