Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turkey Ban in Kuwait

Uh yes there WAS a ban on Turkeys... read on... (re-post from Expat and the City's Blog)

Arab Times (Link), Kuwait City, November 25, 2011: The Committee for Food Safety at Kuwait Municipality has lifted a ban on the import of all types of birds, their derivatives, and eggs from Russia. However, a ban on similar products from the US remains in effect to avoid an outbreak of bird flu, reports Al-Rai daily.  (DG:  Is there an epidemic of bird flu in the US??? This is news to me.)

Chairperson of the committee, Mohammed Ghazai Otaibi, stressed that the ban on the import of live birds from France will stay until the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) releases a report in that regard. He noted the quarterly import of meat from Bangladesh has also been suspended to prevent foot and mouth disease.

He explained the committee is active and plans on recommending to retain the ban on import of birds from the GCC countries until Public Authority for Industry (PAI) and the relevant authority monitoring procedures adopted by the GCC Food Safety Forum give the green light.

In the meantime, two delegations from the embassies of US and France presented conditions and suggestions in that regard, and the committee is waiting for a report from PAAAFR to lift ban on import of birds and meat from the state of Minnesota in the US
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Sounds to me like someone of importance in Kuwait has opened a bird farm....


Carly said...

So frustrating right at the holiday season! Also, what the heck has happened to turkey bacon and other American products at Sultan?

Anonymous said...

I saw a segment on Racheal Maddow the other day about Pamela Geller, super anti Moslem chick, she had on her blog how Butterball turkeys are all halal so eating them makes you super evil and it's all from the plan to Islamize the US. Just thought I would pass that along since Butterball turkeys are a subject now.

Anonymous said...

We ended up ordering complete Thanksgiving dinner from Paul's Bakery. Chef Abdul Latif at the Marina Mall location on Salam Al-Mubarak Street is in charge. Order a week before your gathering. We ordered 2 dinners - each one serves 6 persons-- an Oriental turkey with rice, almond, pine nut stuffing and a European turkey with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans and carrots. 32 KD/dinner Price includes delivery. Very impressive! They take orders year round and you can also order appetizers like cheese platters and desserts. Bon Apetit!:-))) He must have a source for turkeys in Kuwait!