Sunday, March 15, 2015

Canada bans poultry from Kansas

Avian influenza has shown up in Kansas, prompting the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ban all poultry from that state.

That extends bans already in place for poultry from Arkansas, Missouri and Minnesota, all hit by recent outbreaks, and parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California hit earlier by avian influenza.

British Columbia was hit hard in December, eventually wiping out 11 commercial operations.

Forty countries have banned poultry from the U.S. and the situation is similar for Canada.