Philippines suspends Taiwan poultry imports on bird flu concerns
Highly pathogenic avian influenza found on farm in Tainan
The Philippines has suspended imports of Taiwanese poultry and related products due to recent reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza on at least one chicken farm in Taiwan, according to the Philippines' Department of Agriculture.
The most recent outbreak was reported on a farm in Liujia, Tainan. The Philippines is one of only a few Asian countries that are avian-flu free, according to Department of Agriculture officials, and they hope to use that status to expand the country's poultry commercial opportunities.