Turkey firm gets £600k compensation

TURKEY giant Bernard Matthews will get nearly £600,000 compensation for healthy birdsslaughtered in the bird flu outbreak in Suffolk, the Government said today.

TURKEY giant Bernard Matthews will get nearly £600,000 compensation for healthy birds

slaughtered in the bird flu outbreak in Suffolk, the Government said today.

Some 160,000 turkeys were killed at the farm at Holton, near Halesworth, to prevent the H5N1 virus

spreading.


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It is most likely the infection came to Britain via imported turkey meat from Hungary, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says.

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