USDA Protects U.S. Poultry with Restrictions on Poultry and Poultry Products from France and the European Union

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is placing restrictions on the importation of poultry from France, as well as live ducks, duck eggs, and unmitigated/untreated duck products from the APHIS-recognized European Poultry Trade Region (EPTR, excluding Great Britain) as well as Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. These restrictions are due to increased risk of introducing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) into the United States and will be effective October 1, 2023.

The restrictions are based on the World Organisation for Animal Health’s definition of poultry and are the result […]

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