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13 April 2015| Canada

New poultry restrictions in wake of avian flu

Federal regulators have expanded the containment zone after an outbreak of deadly bird flu in Southwestern Ontario’s poultry belt, putting 20 more poultry farms under quarantine.

Sunday’s move by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency follows the quarantine of nine farms in Oxford County last week after an outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza was detected at a commercial turkey operation west of Woodstock, where 44,000 birds died or were destroyed.

An official said Sunday the move doesn’t mean there’s an increased risk or food-safety threat, however.

Full Story: Chatham Daily News