Bird flu (Avian influenza) now as well in Ireland, mandatory additional Cleansing & Disinfection transport vehicles in The Netherlands
Due to the outbreak of contagious (highly pathogenic) bird flu (HPAI) at kept poultry in Ireland transport vehicles for poultry  or hatching eggs that return or enter from Ireland to The Netherlands require additional cleansing and disinfection (C&D) immediately after entering The Netherlands. This 2nd C&D has to be carried out at an approved centre for cleansing and disinfection for animal transport vehicles or at a appointed centre for cleansing and disinfection for poultry transport vehicles. This requirement also applies to vehicles entering from the EU countries Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, Croatia, Poland, Belgium and countries outside the European Union, so called third countries (among which United Kingdom (UK)).
After the mandatory 2nd C&D, the supervisor at the approved or registered completes the evidence of cleansing and disinfection. The transporter has to send this completed and signed evidence to the reporting point of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit NVWA
8000 VB Zwolle
Telephone number: +31 (88) 223 45 30
Fax number: +31 (88) 223 10 06
 Poultry: chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), birds belonging to the order of ducks (Anseriformes), the family of ostriches (Struthionidae), emus (Dromaiidae) and nandus (Rheidae) and for consumption kept pigeons (Colombia livia).