Ireland – More than 7,000 birds on eight poultry farms in Ireland to be culled due to salmonella outbreak

Irish Times

A large salmonella outbreak on eight poultry farms around the country has resulted in more than 7,000 birds having to be culled to ensure potentially-infected chicken products do not enter the food chain.

Due to the risk to human health from the bacteria, restrictions have been applied in the vicinity of the farms, most of which are in Co Cavan.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in an effort to curb the outbreak and to determine its cause.

The FSAI has confirmed that incidences of salmonella infection in broiler flocks were linked to a raw-chicken food recall it issued last week, when some poultry products were removed from supermarket shelves.

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