Tuesday, November 29, 2005

News - Fraser Valley farms cleared of avian flu virus

VANCOUVER - The U.S. government has whittled down its avian-flu trade restrictions on B.C. poultry to a small area within the Fraser Valley.

The change comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency moved quickly to cull 60,000 ducks on two farms.

The agency's Cornelius Kiley says they hope to lift restrictions on farms in the five-kilometre zone by December 10th.

Several other countries still have trading bans in place, including Japan and Taiwan.

CKNW News Talk 980 - CKNWAM - 3

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