Canada has moved to block imports of poultry and eggs from select areas in Alabama and Tennessee. The move stems from the two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tennessee and three suspected low-pathogenic avian influenza cases in Alabama. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency last week announced restrictions on imports of uncooked poultry products, live birds and eggs from those two states until further notice. Commercial-level poultry and egg imports are restricted only from “specific quarantine zones” within the affected states, according to the agency. Before coming to Canada, cross-border travelers who buy poultry and eggs while visiting the United States must have proof that those products originated from states not under the restrictions, according to online publication AgCanada. Canada has been declared free of avian influenza since November of last year.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.