U.S. Pork is Safe and Not a Source of InfluenzaMonday, April 27, 2009
Attribute to AMI President J.
“Although news of influenza infections in
Public health officials around the globe – from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization ─ are stressing this fact. At this point, the influenza risk is a human health issue. Although this particular virus could affect swine, it has not been reported in pigs. Media reports showing images of pigs are creating a false impression that is generating needless alarm and concern regarding the safety of pork.
In fact, the World Animal Health Organization – OIE – has suggested renaming the virus the North American Flu. The original name was unfortunate and misleading because it suggests that there was a link when none had been confirmed.
We are urging
Consumers can continue to enjoy vitamin-rich pork as part of a healthy, balanced diet.”
For a copy of the YouTube statement, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDHCWCVtAg
For audio clips of the statement, click here: www.meatsafety.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/49145
For a copy of AMI's Q and A's, click here: www.meatsafety.org/ht/d/sp/i/49140/pid/49140
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