Canadian Poultry Magazine

Canada implements temporary ban on imports of French poultry and eggs

By Manitoba Co-operator   

News Trade

CFIA move to 'manage the risk' from bird flu vaccination plan.

Imports of live birds and unprocessed poultry and eggs from France are barred from Canada effective Sunday (Oct. 1), pending a risk assessment of France’s duck vaccination program for avian flu.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced the temporary ban Tuesday, following France’s move to require mandatory vaccination against highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in ducks raised for meat production starting this month.

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