Mexico bans poultry, egg imports from bird flu-hit Iowa

April 21, 2015 11:02 PM

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there, the Mexican government said on Tuesday.

Mexico and other major countries last month imposed new export restrictions on poultry products from various U.S. states, but a new outbreak has hit top U.S. egg-producing state Iowa.

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