Bird Flu

Bird flu was found in 5,000 turkeys at a farm in Lincolnshire (Flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Bird flu found in 5,000 birds poses ‘no safety risk’

By Matt Atherton

Bird flu poses no food safety risk for consumers, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) insists, after avian flu (H5N8) was found in 5,000 turkeys at a farm near Louth, Lincolnshire on Friday (December 16).

The strain of bird affecting the Yorkshire duck farm has yet to be identified. But it officials said it posed 'a very low risk' to human health

Bird flu breaks out on Yorkshire duck farm

By Michael Stones

Britain’s first case of bird flu for six years has been confirmed on a duck farm in Yorkshire, after a contagious strain of bird flu was detected on a poultry farm in the Netherlands.


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