Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumers' Rights Protection has imposed a ban on imports of birds, poultry and by-products from Hungary and Bulgaria, it has been revealed.
According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), bird flu cases in Hungary and Newcastle disease in Bulgaria were recorded.
The Hungarian food safety authority NEBIH recently revealed it had found traces of bird flu at a poultry farm in eastern Hungary and would destroy 9,000 turkeys to protect nearby populations from a strain said to be harmless to humans
Bird flu and Newcastle disease outbreaks among wild birds were recorded in the following European countries: Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
The authority asks companies, which have operations not linked to imports of birds and poultry, to take into account this information.