Buyers defy flu fears to gobble up turkeys

by 5m Editor
15 December 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Turkey sales have increased in the run-up to Christmas despite recent bird flu fears, a leading retailer said today. Sainsbury's reported a 25 per cent rise in the number of fresh turkey sales between December 9 and 13 compared to the same time last year. Peter Bradnock, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, said reports about bird flu had prompted some customers to get orders in early. "If anything, people were concerned that if we got avian flu then there wouldn't be any turkey around." Source: The Scotsman

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