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December 22, 2014

Confirmed Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In the Canadian Province of British Columbia

Bird FluEffective immediately, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of immediate restrictions on the importation of certain bird and poultry products and live birds from a control zone in Southern British Columbia. This restriction is due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) commonly known as bird flu. Due to the outbreak, certain poultry products that are originating out of the control zone of British Columbia are prohibited until further notice.

 A statement from the CBP:

 

Travelers intending to bring food products into the U.S. from Canada are encourages to learn which products are allowed and which are prohibited before they travel.

 

For further information and a list of prohibited items please visit the official CBP.gov website 

 

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