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China suspends poultry imports

China suspended poultry imports to prevent spread of avian influenza
calendar icon 16 March 2018
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Asian Agribiz reports that China has halted poultry imports over avian influenza outbreaks in Texas, France and Mexico, with findings of the H7N1 strain in a poultry farm in Hopkins Country, Texas; the H5N3 strain in Finestere Department, France; and the H7N3 strain in Mexico.

According to Asian Agribiz, China imported 290,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and 580 million eggs from the US in 2017.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.