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Mexico Bans Poultry Products from Polk County

18 April 2011

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

MEXICO - The Mexican authorities have banned imports of all poultry products from Polk county in Missouri, US, because of an outbreak of low-pathogenic bird flu there.

On 6 April 2011, the Animal Health General Directorate of the Mexican National Service of Health, Food Safety, and Food Quality (SENASICA) notified USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that importation of productive or reproductive live birds, of uncooked eggs, or of fresh or frozen poultry meat and poultry meat byproducts is prohibited due to an H7N3 low-pathogenic avian influenza outbreak on a turkey farm in Polk County, Missouri.

Mexico will not allow the import of products from birds slaughtered on or after 4 March 2011. This restriction will be in force for 60 calendar days.

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