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UK: Consumers undeterred by bird flu

UK consumers appear unphased by the discovery that a wild swan in Scotland was infected with H5N1 avian influenza, with the four biggest supermarkets reporting steady poultry and egg sales.

WORLD: UN remains optimistic as bird flu spreads

WORLD: UN remains optimistic as bird flu spreads

With the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus now confirmed in 45 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said that efforts to combat the virus are meeting with some success.

UK: Bird flu hits in Scotland

UK: Bird flu hits in Scotland

Preliminary results from tests performed on a dead swan found in Scotland have detected the presence of H5 avian influenza, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said yesterday (5 April).

US: FSIS publishes poultry safety guidelines

As the threat that bird flu is going to turn consumers off poultry looms, the US Food Safety Inspection Service has published guidelines advising consumers that cooking poultry to a…

EU: Parliament fast-tracks poultry subsidy

The European Parliament today (4 April) voted to fast track the rollout of an emergency subsidy package to protect Europe’s poultry and egg industries from the ravages of bird flu.…

Will avian influenza put consumers off poultry?

As avian influenza spreads slowly around the world there are some horror stories emerging about consumer reaction. Reports of sharp drops in poultry consumption are coming out of countries where…