AKLAN - Around 6,000 duck eggs from Luzon were confiscated and disposed of in Malay, Aklan.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the Provincial Veterinary Office of Aklan continues to closely monitor every shipment of poultry and poultry products from Luzon to Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan, despite the Department of Agriculture lifting the shipment ban.
The duck eggs were intercepted by the quarantine personnel Monday. The shipment had no permit. The only information it had was that it came from Batangas.
Since August 13, a total of 150,000 chicken eggs, 20,000 quail eggs, 11 native chickens, 26 fighting cocks from different parts of Luzon were reshipped back to its source while the recently confiscated 6,000 duck eggs were subjected to condemnation in the sanitary landfill in Malay Wednesday.
The eggs were disinfected before they were buried in the landfill.
According to the BAI, they will not allow shipment of uncooked duck eggs anymore, and all the poultry products must undergo validation first before leaving Caticlan jetty port.
This is a part of the agency's quarantine measures to prevent the possible spread of the avian influenza virus from central Luzon to Aklan as well as to other provinces in Western Visayas.