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Avian influenza outbreak forces Ontario poultry plant to shut down

By The London Free Press   

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CFIA temporarily shuts down operations at Perth County plant.

The bird flu epidemic that has forced farmers across Canada to cull tens of thousands of chickens and turkeys has led to the temporary shutdown of a Perth County poultry processing plant, Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials have confirmed.

The Sofina Foods Inc. plant was ordered to cease operations after the highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspectors in a shipment of poultry that had recently arrived at the plant.

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