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French poultry sales down 20 pct on bird flu fears

by 5m Editor
20 October 2005, at 12:00am

FRANCE - French poultry sales between Saturday and Wednesday were down 20 pct from a year earlier in volume terms, the president of the French food distributors&#39; trade group FCD said. The decline came amid concerns about the spread into Europe of the potentially fatal H5N1 bird flu virus. It confirms the magnitude of a decline reported earlier this week by a French poultry trade group. There was no immediate indication of whether the decline was offset by increased demand for other foods at retailers. <i>Source: Forbes</i>

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