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Kuwait bans poultry imports from US state

KUWAIT, July 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has imposed a ban on poultry imports from the American state of Minnesota.
The PAAAFR said in a release on Sunday the move was taken due to bird flu outbreak in Minnesota.
It was taken upon directives from its board chairman and director general Jassem Al-Bader following reports from World Organization for Animal Health on the outbreak of bird flu in the US state. (end) fnk.tb.mt KUNA 171508 Jul 11NNNN