Kuwait has banned all types of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed birds’ meat from Togo, India, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Iran, Croatia, Algeria, South Korea, Macedonia, Portugal, Nepal, Lithuania, States of Tennessee and Alabama (US), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameron, Belgium and Taiwan. Under an edict issued by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Rawdha, birds’ meat products which are thermally treated at 70°C are exempted from the ban , The ministry has also issued a ban on all types of fresh, chilled, frozen or processed beef meat and its by-products from Canada and Hungary.
The authorities have also toughened inspection measures on shipments from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Oman due to the presence of high-levels of pesticides in fruit and vegetables. Customs will only clear shipments of fruit and vegetables from these four Arab countries pending results of lab tests. The ministry has also issued another edict banning the import of food stuff and their products from 21 Brazilian companies. Meanwhile, the ban has temporarily been lifted on imports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed birds’ meat, as well as its by-products and eggs from Thailand, Denmark, Algeria and Lebanon.