08 March, 2017
South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong have limited imports of US poultry after the United States detected its first case this year of avian flu on a commercial chicken farm, South Korea's government and a USA trade group said on Monday.
A deadly form of bird flu has been confirmed in a southern Tennessee chicken flock, prompting Singapore and South Korea to suspend the imports of live poultry from the USA state.
None of the affected birds from the Tennessee flock will enter into the food system.
South Korea will stop importing eggs and poultry from the United States on confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in an American chicken farm. "The United States has the strongest AI surveillance program in the world, and USDA is working with its partners to actively look for the disease in commercial poultry operations, live bird markets and in migratory wild bird populations".
Another outbreak also means killing or culling of the birds.
The source of the Lincoln County virus has not yet been determined. "It's a bird health issue and not a food safety or human health concern".
United Kingdom economy will grow 1.6% this year, says OECD
However, it was forced to acknowledge better recent growth than expected, with GDP expanding a year ago by 1.8 per cent. The organization said fiscal policy should be used to boost demand, especially if coupled with structural reform.
What Happened In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'? A Recap Before 'Logan' Hits Theaters
Quite simply, Mangold said, a movie like that simply has to dial things back not just a bit, but a lot. And what a great journey you and your cricket team have been going through in the last few years!
Surprise! Illegal alien detained after holding new conference
An ICE official told the Huffington Post that Vargas wasn't arrested in February because she said she was protected by DACA. Two days later, a response from ICE said that "prior existing commitments" would keep Homan from the hearing.
Delmarva chicken growers are being put on notice about avian flu after the discovery during the weekend that a flock had become infected in Tennessee.
Tyson collected samples from an Alabama farm in the zone, and they tested negative for the virus, according to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
"Animal health is our top priority, " said state veterinarian, Dr Charles Hatcher.
Wild birds, such as ducks, can carry avian flu without showing symptoms of it and spread it to commercial farms through feces or feathers.
All of the 73,500 chickens at the farm will be killed and none of them will be used for food. The highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza, or HPAI, can be deadly to chickens and turkeys.
"Although this is a situation no state wants to face, Tennessee has been actively preparing to respond to HPAI since it was first identified as a threat", said Jai Templeton, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture.
There have been no cases of bird flu in MI this year. The H7 HPAI virus can infect humans, though it is uncommon and most likely to occur in people with direct contact with infected birds.