Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Pakistan poultry products

January 05, 2014 - 11:44:19 am
ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia is all set to lift ban on the import of poultry products from Pakistan after having been satisfied with the standard of poultry facilities, officials said here yesterday.

The kingdom had suspended import of eggs and day-old chicks from Pakistan in 2005 due to bird flu disease. Poultry’s contribution to agriculture is 5.76 percent while poultry meat contributes to 26.8 percent of the total meat production in the country.

A four-member technical delegation of Saudi Food and Drug Authority is currently visiting Pakistan, and after visiting veterinary laboratories, SFDA officials expressed their satisfaction and observed that “standard of poultry facilities in Pakistan is as good as in many European countries”. The delegation visited different poultry farms to inspect the standard of poultry facilities. 

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority delegation held a wrap-up meeting to discussed potential for poultry trade between the two countries.             INTERNEWS