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U.S. bans French and some EU poultry products stemming from vaccinations

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — As of Oct. 1, 2023, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced that it has put a trade restriction on poultry and poultry products coming from France, the European Poultry Trade Region (Great Britain is not included), Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

In a statement, APHIS said “The restrictions are based on the World Organization for Animal Health’s definition of poultry and are the result of France’s decision to vaccinate commercial meat ducks against HPAI. France’s decision to vaccinate presents a risk of introducing HPAI into the United States. Some items for. . .

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