USDA: Bird Flu Threatens Egg and Poultry Industry in France

Paris, FR — A new variant of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is threatening the future competitiveness of the egg and poultry industry in France.

Dozens of new cases are being discovered daily among reproductive flocks of broilers, ducks and egg-laying hens.

The information comes from an April 22 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)/Global Agriculture Information Network.

About 15 million poultry birds, or 5% of the European Country's total poultry flock have already been culled.

French poultry producers are already under significant stress from theo the Russia-Ukraine crisis and rising production costs.

Imports now account for more than 50% of France’s total chicken meat consumption.

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