Following the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in continental Europe, Russia has imposed some bans on imports of poultry products from various countries.
Due to the continuing outbreak of the disease, the import of poultry products from Poland and the United Kingdom will be banned until further notice, according to veterinary officials.
These bans include the import of live birds, fertilized eggs, poultry meat and various by-products. It should be noted that heated products will not be included in this ban.
It should be noted that Russia has previously imposed similar bans on poultry products produced in Denmark.
The bans will come at a time when many experts believe that the source of the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza are birds that have migrated from parts of Russia and Kazakhstan to other parts of Europe.