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PNG bans poultry products from Australian state over birdflu

PNG bans poultry products from Australian state over birdflu

Updated 21 November 2012, 18:02 AEDT

Papua New Guinea has banned the importation of all chicken products from the eastern Australian state of New South Wales, following an outbreak of deadly H7 birdflu.

It broadens an existing ban on eggs from New South Wales, and follows several days of pressure from PNG chicken farmers who want all Australian poultry products blocked.

But health experts in both PNG and Australia say they're confident that no diseased chicken products will enter PNG.

Presenter: Corinne Podger

Speaker: Dr Nime Kapo, PNG Chief Veterinary Officer, Stanley Leahy, managing director, Zenag Chicken, PNG, Dr Mark Schipp, Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer < /i>

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