Japan has ended its ban on the import of poultry from Arkansas. In late June, Japan banned the import of poultry from Arkansas, after a poultry farm in Boles, Ark., had chickens showing antibodies consistent with H7N7 avian influenza.

About 9,000 chickens were destroyed, the farm was disinfected and poultry within a 6.2-mile radius of the farm was quarantined. The area has since been declared free of avian influenza.


Similar bans on Arkansas poultry were enacted by Russia and China. Russia ended its ban in September, but China's ban on Arkansas poultry is still in place.