Trade Regulation Updates

Notice to Industry: Restriction on Imports of Live Birds, Bird Products and By-Products From States Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States

July 21, 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently responding to cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farmed birds across Canada. This serves as a strong reminder that avian influenza is spreading across the globe, and that anyone with farm animals must practice good biosecurity habits.

HPAI is not a food safety concern. There is no evidence to suggest that eating cooked poultry or eggs could transmit HPAI to humans.

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