Farmers and food producers need to stay up-to-date on current legislation after UK government restrictions to tackle an outbreak of bird flu were extended to protect the food chain, says AmiVet Exports.
The first US finding of avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock this year was reported by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Saturday, January 24.
The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has warned that focusing attention on the possible role of wild birds in the spread of H5N8 could misdirect critical resources away from effective disease control.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have warned that avian influenza’s “rapid spread” through Europe threatens the poultry sectors in low-resourced countries, and have urged...
Ukraine has banned imports of poultry from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, due to outbreaks of the avian influenza H5N8 strain, according to the country’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (Gosvetphitosluzba).
Belarus has temporarily restricted the import of poultry from South Korea and Spain because of recent outbreaks of avian influenza reported in these countries, the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus has announced.
The UK turkey producer at the centre of an avian influenza outbreak
earlier this year is to be compensated nearly £600,000 (€885,000)
despite receiving criticism in an official report published
Bernard Matthews, which is at the centre of a storm over an
outbreak of avian influenza at its turkey production site in the
UK, has been given the go ahead to release a batch of poultry
products held over the possibility they contained...
With confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of the avian
influenza virus, scientists are now warning that mass vaccination
of domestic poultry may hinder detection of the deadly H5N1 strain
of the disease.
A report on avian influenza from the EU's food safety watchdog
could help to calm consumer fears about eating poultry and eggs,
even though the regulator's scientists have also sounded a note of
Avian influenza continues to spread in the EU's largest poultry
producer, with the country's agriculture ministry reporting over
the weekend that the highly pathogenic type H5N1 had been detected
in a dead wild swan in the...