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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Canada: Travelers from US can’t bring raw poultry, eggs
The presence of avian influenza in U.S. poultry flocks has prompted the Canadian government to ban travelers from bringing uncooked chicken, turkey, raw eggs and petfood containing poultry that originated in states impacted by avian influenza into Canada.
The ban supplements restrictions on commercial imports of live poultry and raw poultry products from specific quarantine zones from states that have had confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in a notice said it has implemented the measures "to protect Canada's poultry resources from an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza reported in poultry in the states of Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington."
All raw poultry and all poultry products and byproducts that are not fully cooked that originate from, were processed in or were packaged in those listed states are now illegal to bring into Canada, according to the CFIA.