Notice to industry: Information regarding the avian influenza outbreak in British Columbia
On Saturday, April 16, 2022, the CFIA established a Primary Control Zone (PCZ), in the Regional District of North Okanagan where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been identified. The PCZ has been established in order to prevent the spread of HPAI.
Additional PCZs in Alberta will be created as required.
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
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