The chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament has proposed to postpone a ban on the sale of homemade products from poultry and livestock at food markets until 2012. Another bill also registered by Parliament would postpone the ban until 2015.

The ban, due to come into effect in 2011, was proposed to ensure the safety and quality of foodstuffs and would also impose certain restrictions on poultry slaughters at non-licensed slaughterhouses.


The number of poultry in Ukraine on October 1 was 215 million, 4.1% more than on the same date in 2008. Egg production in the country in the first nine months of this year was 4.8% higher year-on-year at 12.2 billion.