US suspends Mexican avocado imports on eve of Super Bowl

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has acknowledged that the US government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a US plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. The surprise, temporary suspension was confirmed late Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl, the biggest sales opportunity of the year for Mexican avocado growers … Read more

US poultry producers harden safety measures as bird flu spreads

CHICAGO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – US poultry producers are tightening safety measures for their flocks as disease experts warn that wild birds are likely spreading a highly lethal form of avian flu across the country. Indiana on Wednesday reported highly pathogenic bird flu on a commercial turkey farm, leading China, South Korea and Mexico to … Read more

US confirms highly pathogenic bird flu at Indiana turkey farm

CHICAGO, Feb 9 (Reuters) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in an Indiana turkey flock on Wednesday, the nation’s first case in a commercial poultry operation since 2020. The outbreak brought swift reaction from importers seeking to limit the spread of the bird flu. China and … Read more