Poultry disease a faint echo of BSE's impact

CANADA - Canada's $1.6 billion chicken industry is starting to understand some of the uncertainty that has faced beef producers since May 20, although the poultry outcome is far less severe. A one-farm outbreak of avian flu in British Columbia in February has closed international markets to up to $125 million worth of export products and the industry is worried about the Canadian consumer reaction.
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