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Poultry products from China, Taiwan banned

Beware of the avian flu.

Poultry products like chicken, Peking duck and century eggs from Taiwan are now banned from entering the Philippines after an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a broiler breeder farm in the Liou-Jia District, Tai-nan, Taiwan, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Monday.

The DA has released a memorandum order prohibiting the entry of domestic and wild birds, poultry meat, chicks and eggs from Taiwan to “prevent the entry of the HPAI virus (and) protect the health of the local poultry population as well as humans.”

The Philippines is one of the few countries in Asia that is bird flu-free, a status that has given the country more export opportunities. Recently, South Korea said it would import chicken products from Filipino poultry producers.

The Philippines’ poultry and livestock sectors have expanded in the last two years, the DA said, with the poultry subsector growing by 4.34 percent in 2011, and the livestock subsector by 1.99 percent.

Last month, the DA said, Japanese investors and quarantine officers were scheduled to inspect various slaughterhouses and processing sites in Mindanao and Luzon. Kristine L. Alave

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Tags: avian flu , China , DA , Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza , Poultry , Taiwan

  • kapitanBagwis

    Now we are talking! Ban all junks and garbage products from China.

  • staad

    kahit walang sakti, i-ban na yang mga produkto galing sa komunista. nangaangkin ng di sa kanila.

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    The contents only mentioned banning from Taiwan, but the heading reads banning from China, Taiwan.
    Please clarify.

    • Albert Gonzales

      Maybe the admin will please China and its claim that Taiwan is still part of China?

  • WeAry_Bat

    There are very specific, truly China products which should be banned.  Remember the heavy metals in Ma Ling copycats and the ‘protein’ additive to milk which caused liver damage, the toys and merchandise which have lead in paint and other harmful substances.

    Other than that, we are enjoying the cheapness of China products when it passes quality and branded under western companies.  Cheaper shoes, bags, LCD tvs, etc. even the Apple products.  Anyway, tides have a way of turning back.

  • http://www.neverendingfootsteps.com/2011/12/14/the-things-i-hated-most-about-china/ Lucky Luciano

    I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.

  • Albert Gonzales

    The export has increased and triggered an enorm price increase at home. And this to imported meat and poultry products which here cost often more than in the USA.
    That is busines, export with big profit, import cheap and sell expensive. That is why big RP business reports pofits up to a ten time higher percentage than western businesses which still work very well. Big business of the poor Philippines can buy into companies in richer countries where they have to be happy with 5% net profit instead up to 30 and more at home.

    • gloriamacatagal

      yeah my friend, this is all the workings of the yellow pig chinese greedy saliva wiping businessmen. they control everything related to our PHILIPPINE economy. and we are the filipinos. unless we kick their butts to kingdom come, all we can do is complain.

      a vigilante group should start wiping out these chinese scourges from philippine shores, and give back business to filipinos. take away the reins to the economy from these chinese in-bred freaks who do not care a whiff about our filipino brothers and sisters, and prices will surely normalize. these yellow morons are pricing us out of the market, and we poor ignorant, divided filipinos are just out to take it, swallowing our national pride in the process.

      the only solution is to shed first blood. gushes will follow.

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