180 - 03/01 - Foot and Mouth Disease - Restrictions on Meat
RESTRICTIONS ON MEAT CARGOES
The United States Department of Agriculture has temporarily banned the import of all meat or unprocessed meat products from the European Union. It is reported that up to 90 other countries have imposed similar restrictions on meat cargoes from Europe..
The European Union has also introduced a ban against the import of fresh, chilled / frozen meat from Argentina.
RESTRICTIONS ON OTHER CARGOES
In Australia customs authorities have refused to allow a ship to land a cargo of used mining equipment from the UK, as the cargo may have been in contact with land in the UK. In the USA a containerised cargo of used agricultural tractors has been quarantined.
RESTRICTIONS ON SHIPS STORES / GARBAGE
We are continually checking with correspondents, but to date have received no indication of any action being taken against ships stores or meats for consumption onboard ship. However, we understand that some countries may introduce guidelines / regulations with respect to disposal of ship's garbage which might contain such foodstuffs.
Source of information: Bill Kirrane S1
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