Sunday 21 January 2018

Free-range birds to be allowed out after flu scare

(Stock picture)
(Stock picture)

Free-range poultry will see the outdoors for the first time in months today.

The Department of Agriculture announced that it was no longer a legal requirement to confine them as a precautionary measure against bird flu.

Free-range flocks will regain their status for the purposes of marketing free-range eggs and poultry meat, and there will no longer be a requirement for additional labelling.

Irish Independent

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