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Chile Suspends Poultry Exports as First Industrial Case of Bird Flu Confirmed

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OIGX

On 13th March local time, the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture officially announced that Chile had confirmed its first case of bird flu

Chile Suspends Poultry Exports as First Industrial Case of Bird Flu Confirmed
 
On 13th March local time, the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture officially announced that Chile had confirmed its first case of bird flu and that exports of poultry meat products are currently banned throughout Chile. It will affect eight poultry meat plants that are currently effective in exporting to China, according to the customs system.
 
It is reported that the incident chicken farm is located in the sixth region of northern Chile and belongs to a large Chilean food conglomerate. All 40,000 broiler chickens kept in the farm will be culled. Currently, confirmed cases of bird flu have been detected in 12 of Chile's 16 regions.
 
GACC (China's customs) released the official announcement for suspending Argentine poultry products to China on March 13th. Now there're only 5 countries exporting poultry products to China (Belarus, Brazil, Russia, The US, and Thailand). The futures price of poultry products from Thailand, Russia and Belarus surged to a new high level after HPAI outbreak found in a lot of countries in South America this year.  Who'll be the next new player exporting poultry to China attracts a lot of attention.