June 8, 2016

Halted in Bird Flu Outbreak, Federal Egg Inspections Resume

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation’s worst bird flu outbreak. State veterinarians were concerned about further possibly spread of the deadly H5N2 virus by people and vehicles during federal on-site inspections at processors with 3,000 or more birds, FDA spokeswoman Lauren Sucher said. Smaller facilities are inspected by state agencies.  Read More

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