[holding answer 19 November 2007]: Figures from the EU-wide computer system used to record imports of animals and their products, known as TRACES, show that no live birds were imported within the last six weeks from Germany or the Czech Republic to the area now covered by the avian influenza protection and surveillance zones.
TRACES does not record intra-EU movements of meat and there are currently no records for poultrymeat movements for this period.
A full epidemiological investigation is under way and all avenues into the origin of the outbreak of avian influenza near Diss are being investigated.
[holding answer 19 November 2007]: Following the first report of a suspected disease outbreak at Redgrave Park Farm on 11 November, Animal Health staff made an assessment of biosecurity at these premises for disease control purposes, to ensure that all necessary biosecurity control measures were in place. Part of the ongoing epidemiological investigation is to ascertain links between premises in the area and assess the risk of possible transmission of disease. Such work routinely includes the movement of vehicles, people and commodities. It is too early to comment further at this stage. The results of the epidemiological investigation will be published in due course.