Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) Advice from Food Standards Scotland

13 January 2016

On the basis of current scientific evidence, our advice is that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. The risk of getting bird flu through the food chain is very low. Some strains of avian influenza can pass to humans, but this is very rare. It usually requires close contact between the human and infected live birds. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

Further information can be found at http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Avian-influenza-officially-confirmed-214e.aspx

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