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Bird Flu News
posted by admin on 08/08/06

Chicken sales drop amid bird flu scare

BANGKOK, Aug 7 (TNA) - Sales of fresh chicken meat that usually peak during the annual Chinese lent festival around this time of year have dropped dramatically due to the fear of bird flu and the subsequent
choice on the part of most worshippers to opt for pork or seafood instead, according to reports from around the country.

In Uthai Thani province where a 27-year-old man died from bird flu last week, provincial public health office inspectors checked markets to ensure that chicken meat sold in marketplaces originated from areas certified as disease-free.

In the municipal market, vendors reported slow sales of chicken as shoppers opted for pork or seafood for Chinese lent.

Chicken stalls in Phichit province report sales just as slow even though traders prominent display safety certificates issued by the Livestock Development Department.

Pork is doing brisk trade despite the asking price of 100 baht per kilogramme.

In the northeastern province of Kalasin, though not a risk area, people are also avoiding poultry and eggs, resulting in a 40 per cent drop in sales, according to one trader.

But in Nongbua market of Ubon Ratchathani province, shoppers remain keen on poultry which has become cheaper and eggs.

Kimyong market in the predominantly Chinese southern market town of Hat Yai saw a lot of Sino-Thais shopping although traders complained that the market was not as busy as last year's festival due to the
bird flu scare and economic uncertainties. (TNA)-E007

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