BIRD FLU LUXEMBOURG – CONTAINMENT MEASURES LIFTED

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keywords: avian influenza, bird flu, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture informs Wednesday the lifting of the containment measures that had been put in place following the presence of several proven cases of bird flu in farms in Luxembourg. This lifting will be effective from tomorrow 06 July 2017. Nevertheless, greater vigilance on the part of those involved in the sector is called for and it is reminded that all imported live poultry must be accompanied by a health certificate and that any abnormal mortality must be reported to…

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Luxembourg urges Europe to oppose the cultivation of GMOs

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keywords: gmo, food safety, european commission, luxembourg. Luxembourg reiterates its traditional position of opposition to the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the Grand Duchy. Following a unanimous vote in the Parliamant on the rejection of transgenic maize cultivation, ministers Lydia Mutsch, Carole Dieschbourg and Fernand Etgen reiterate their firm commitment against any authorization for the cultivation of transgenic maize (genetically modified) in the Grand Duchy. Ministers addressed a letter to the European Commission confirming their rejection of the application for authorization to cultivate “1507” corn from DuPont/Pioneer and…

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LUXEMBOURG – AVIAN FLU DETECTED IN THREE FARMS

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keywords: avian influenza, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture reports that on 2 June 2017, the avian influenza virus has been confirmed in 3 poultry farms in Keispelt, Niederfeulen and Schrassig. These are 3 amateur farms in which all the poultry present were euthanized. In order to limit an extension of the disease to other farms, all transport of live poultry and any exposure of poultry are prohibited for one week. It is recommended that poultry be kept indoors. All feeding and watering must be done inside the buildings. Any…

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