Food Standards Agency
FSA advice about avian (bird) flu
On the basis of current scientific evidence, our advice is that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. This advice follows a recent report of bird flu at an egg-laying farm in Lancashire.
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.
More information about the outbreak can be found on the GOV.UK website via the link below.
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