The concern is growing within the Argentine government due to the first positive case of Avian Influenza detected in Manique, Río Negro, an issue that affected the closure of poultry meat and egg exports, representing the risk of 400 million dollars and around 7,000 tons of eggs.
After the first positive case of Avian Influenza in a poultry establishment, Argentina temporarily lost its disease-free status and suspended the export of poultry products according to international standards.
Rodolfo Acerbi, the vice president of the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa), assured that it would take between “90 and 180 days” for Argentina to recover the export process of poultry services after the control of the disease within the country.
For the time being, the consumption of chicken meat will continue to develop normally because this disease is not spread by ingestion of meat or eggs. As for the price of chicken and eggs, due to the advance of the disease in the Americas, the problem is also generating movements in international chicken and egg markets, which is expected to increase the price of these products domestically.
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