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Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has banned poultry products from California.

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Live poultry from the United States, California, for the import stop measures such as poultry meat

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, today (Sunday, January 25, 2015), and live poultry from California, USA, has taken the import stop measures such as poultry meat.
Circumstances

In turkey farmers of California, USA, that the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8 subtype) was confirmed yesterday (Saturday, January 24, 2015), there was a report from the country's animal health authorities.
Correspondence

In response to the report from the US authorities, for the sake of completeness to intrusion prevention to our country of this disease, today, and live poultry from the country, California, and has stopped the import of such poultry meat.

※ live poultry from affected countries or regions, to stop the import of such poultry meat is in order to prevent that the live poultry is infected with the virus, it is not for food hygiene.
(Reference) and live poultry from the United States, actual import such as poultry meat

2011
2012
2013
Live poultry chicks (feather)
167,470
152,600
61,401
Poultry meat, etc. (tons)
47,031
30,386
23,768
Poultry eggs (tons)
16,550
11,003
11,505
Source: Ministry of Finance "Trade Statistics"
※ According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the statistics (2013), share of broiler production in California accounted for its production in the United States is less than 6.5%, about 5.3% for eggs.
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Safety and Consumer Bureau of Animal Health Division, international health measures room
personnel: Kinoshita, Kitano
representative: 03-3502-8111 (extension 4584)
dial-in: 03-3502-8295
Fax: 03-3502-3385

http://www.maff.go.jp/j/press/syouan/douei/150125.html

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