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April 6, 2017

Confinement of organic poultry due to risk of Avian Influenza

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) enforces the USDA organic regulations for organic poultry through the National Organic Program (NOP). The NOP has received questions regarding the confinement of organic poultry flocks due to recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

Certified organic poultry operations must establish and maintain preventative livestock health care practices, which may include temporary confinement under conditions where the health, safety, or well-being of the animals could be jeopardized. Read more

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