Papua New Guinea is on high alert after frozen raw chickens were smuggled in the country.
The development has raised fears to the public over biosecurity threat to poultry industry and human health if the frozen raw chicken is found to be infected with avian influenza.
Raw meat chicken is likely to be infected with the virus compared to cooked chicken.
However, the Poultry Industry Association president, Chris Prestwood has made it clear that the country is still free from any type of avian disease. The public are advised not to panic.
For the sake of the local poultry farmers, an investigation is underway to determine how frozen raw chicken were smuggled.