Veterinary Dept to explain to China actual bird flu situation in Kelantan

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Mar 2017

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and Veterinary Services Department (DVS) will be sending representatives to China to explain the actual situation on the bird flu outbreak in Kelantan and the measures that have been taken to tackle it.

"Hopefully, the outcome of this visit will help China withdraw its temporary ban on the export of Raw Clean Swiftlet Birds' Nest from Malaysia and to allow it to be exported to China," DVS said in a statement.

It added that following the temporary ban, the DVS had immediately sent two letters to the Chinese authorities to explain the situation.

"Among others, the letters explained that the outbreak was only limited to certain places in one state," it said.

It added that the source of Raw Clean Swiftlet Birds' Nest products for export were from swiftlet nests located outside Kelantan.

"The source of supply can be traced through a system used by the DVS," it said.

It said the processing plant also used heat treatment which met the requirements set by China during times of disease, which was to heat the  products to core temperatures reaching 70 degrees Celcius and maintained for 3.5 seconds.

Last year, Malaysia exported 20.15 metric tonnes of the product worth RM134.13mil to China. - Bernama.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

PM launches Rukun Tetangga community leadership empowerment plan
Uzbek man nabbed for lodging false report on extortion case
Larry Sng quits as Sarawak PKR chief
Penang CM gets Covid-19 jab
Boys found drowned in swimming mishap in Skudai River
Criminal appeal hearings to begin via video-conferencing from Monday (March 1)
Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew extended until March 16
Siblings among three killed in head-on collision on Jalan Kuching
CoronaVac vaccine arrives in Malaysia
KJ: I’ll take next approved vaccine to instil confidence

Stories You'll Enjoy