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Fears of Christmas goose shortages as UK’s biggest producer hit by bird flu

UK’s only large-scale supplier is understood to have suffered multiple outbreaks over the past week

Shoppers could face shortages of British goose this Christmas after the UK’s biggest producer is understood to have been hit by multiple bird flu outbreaks.

The UK has suffered what officials have said is the “largest ever outbreak of avian flu” over the past year, with more than 140 reported outbreaks in England alone.

The situation is particularly acute in Norfolk and Suffolk after 14 outbreaks in the past month alone.

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