Tuesday, February 15, 2022

240,000 Kentucky chickens culled

Tyson Foods said a flock of 240,000 chickens being raised for it in Kentucky has been culled because of an outbreak of highly-infectious avian influenza.

Another flock in Indiana has also been felled by the virus.

And Mexico has joined about a dozen countries in banning poultry imports from the United States areas that have had the outbreaks.

Canada also faces bans on exports of poultry and eggs after two outbreaks in Nova Scotia and one in Newfoundland.