Final tests of US dairy samples are negative for bird flu virus, US FDA says

FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside of FDA headquarters in White Oak, Maryland

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Final testing of U.S. retail dairy samples came back negative for viable H5N1 bird flu virus, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

The FDA said it finished its laboratory research into 297 retail dairy samples tested for bird flu, after previously reporting that preliminary results showed the commercial milk supply was safe.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek)