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Notice to industry: Information regarding the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Ontario

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, the CFIA established Primary Control Zones (PCZ), in the areas where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been identified. The PCZ have been established in order to prevent the spread of HPAI.

To maintain export market access, effective immediately, poultry meat products originating from PCZ must meet the HPAI requirements of the importing countries. Please contact the Veterinarian in Charge at your establishment for information.

All movement of domestic birds in and out of and through PCZ is strictly controlled and requires a permit from the CFIA. Movement restrictions also apply to poultry products and by-products, as well as material that has come into contact with domesticated birds.

Individuals, or businesses, requiring a general permit should verify that they meet all of the requirements specified in the permit before completing the permit form. Anyone moving birds, or related products, must have a print or electronic copy of the general permit with the birds or products being transported.

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