U.S. EASES BIRD FLU IMPORT RESTRICTION

WASHINGTON -- The recent discovery of bird flu in commercial ducks in western Canada raised red flags in the United States, but last week the U.S. government reduced import restrictions on live birds and poultry products from mainland British Columbia.The new restriction was confined to a five-kilometer zone within the province, according to a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal

WASHINGTON -- The recent discovery of bird flu in commercial ducks in western Canada raised red flags in the United States, but last week the U.S. government reduced import restrictions on live birds and poultry products from mainland British Columbia.

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