Bird flu (Avian influenza) in Lithuania, Slovakia and Spain, mandatory additional Cleansing & Disinfection transport vehicles in The Netherlands
Due to the outbreak of contagious (highly pathogenic) bird flu (HPAI) at kept poultry in Lithuania, Slovakia and Spain transport vehicles for poultry (gallinaceous birds, ducks or geese) or hatching eggs that return or enter from Lithuania, Slovakia and Spain to The Netherlands require additional cleansing and disinfection (C&D) immediately after entering The Netherlands. The C&D has to be carried out at an approved centre for cleansing and disinfection for poultry transport vehicles or at a slaughterhouse for meat of poultry.
This C&D requirement also applies to vehicles entering from the EU countries Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and countries outside the European Union, so called third countries (including United Kingdom).
After the mandatory 2nd C&D, the supervisor at the approved C&D centre or slaughterhouse 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
E-mail adress: R&O@nvwa.nl