Gov’t monitoring poultry products after Pampanga bird flu outbreak

Malacaang said on Sunday that it is closelymonitoring the quality and price of poultry products in the markets following the first bird flu outbreak in the country.

 

“We are closely watching the quality and the price of poultry products in the markets as the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced the culling of thousands of chicken in Pampanga,” Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

 

On Friday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piol confirmed the outbreak after tests conducted by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and University of the Philippines Los Baos (UPLB) revealed H5 strain of the avian flu virus had infected fowls in a …

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