|July 28, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: An outbreak of
Newcastle Disease in Finland and Sweden has prompted Russian
officials to ban poultry originating from the affected
The country’s agriculture ministry announced
a temporary halt on imports of live birds, hatching
eggs, poultry meat and all poultry products that have
not been heat-treated from Ostergotland, Sweden and
Western Finland, reported Reuters.
Russia said it will also maintain its restrictions
on poultry imports from Sweden’s Dalarna region
which have been in place since November.