BARBADOS SETS NEW MEAT RESTRICTIONS

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  • New rules for the importation of products.

Barbados health authorities are setting up restrictions as it relates to the importation of meat or animal products into the country, noting that the importation of poultry and poultry products from the United Kingdom is prohibited at this time due to the Avian Influenza outbreak. Nationals travelling for the holiday season are reminded that they must first obtain an import permit from the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, if they are planning to bring meat or other animal products into Barbados.

The official Government statement said that pastries containing meat fillings, meat rolls, rotis and pizzas, as well as dairy products including ice cream, yoghurt, cheeses and eggs and egg products “must be in the original sealed commercial packaging and must not exceed 25 lbs (11kg). It further requested that individuals and places of entertainment planning to import items such as headdresses, masks or decorations, which contain feathers or other animal-derived products for the holiday season or for personal use, are reminded that import permits are also required.
Extracted and modified from Caribbean 360.

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