Johannesburg - More South African officials will be trained in the United States to deal with bird flu in poultry, an official said on Monday.

Agriculture spokeswoman Palesa Mokomele said this was one of the outcomes of a meeting about food security, health and other issues between Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and a US delegation in Cape Town on Friday.

“The outcome of the meeting was that there would be an increase in the number of officials travelling to the University of Delaware for training in emergency poultry disease,” said Mokomele. - Sapa