Gateway Gazette

Let’s Talk Turkey: know the restrictions on poultry products before crossing the border

Woodstock, New Brunswick – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to remind travellers that, due to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain parts of the United States, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) restrictions regarding poultry products are currently in place.

All raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products as well as other birds or bird products sold commercially that are not fully cooked coming from the following U.S. states are prohibited from entry into Canada until further notice:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Shoppers who buy poultry or eggs in the U.S. should make sure the packaging indicates the product comes from a state other than an Avian Influenza-affected state. If the state of origin is unclear, the product may be prohibited from entry.

Be sure to visit the CFIA site for the latest list of states from which poultry products are prohibited before you arrive at the border as changes may arise.

You can visit the CBSA site for more travel tips and information about other items you can and cannot bring to Canada.

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Source: Canada Border Services Agency

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