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We regretfully advise that a second outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has occurred on a broiler breeder farm on the East Rand of Johannesburg. The farm is under quarantine and the birds are being culled and disposed of under Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) supervision. Click here for a press release form DALRRD.
This HPAI outbreak is in the same compartment as the first layer outbreak and should not materially affect the current trade restrictions already in place from our neighbouring countries.
The effects on the ongoing supply of broiler meat are minimal. Consumers are assured that broiler meat and eggs remain safe to eat, provided proper cooking protocols are observed with temperatures exceeding 60°C achieved. – SAPA, Press release