Canada bans chicken, eggs from select US states

Unlabelled product may be denied entry
calendar icon 18 July 2022
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has banned the movement of all raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked and canned or hermetically sealed from restricted zones within the US. The list of banned products includes eggs and raw pet foods that are sourced, processed, or packaged from the restricted zones in the states below are under restriction until further notice.

The CFIA said it implemented these measures to protect Canada's poultry resources from outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Restricted US states include: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Product that is not labelled with the state of origin by the manufacturer, the product may be denied entry.

Examples of restricted items include:

  • live birds and hatching eggs
  • eggs, yolks, egg whites (albumen)
  • poultry meat (other than fully cooked, canned, commercially sterile meat products)
  • raw pet foods containing poultry products
  • feathers
  • poultry manure and litter
  • laboratory material containing poultry products/by-products
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