Australia to ban frozen-dried meat from sale in supermarkets

Australia has announced plans to freeze dried meat, fish and poultry to prevent food from spoiling.

The federal government announced the measures to curb the spread of avian flu on Friday, and will ban food from sale to people who have been exposed to the virus.

The announcement comes amid concerns that the virus has already reached major supermarkets.

Earlier this month, the Australian Meat Standards Authority banned all packaged frozen meat and poultry from sale, and the Australian Wool Council has also imposed a nationwide ban on meat and products containing animal fats.

The ABC’s Anna Marrs has more.