Navigation Links
'Pork is Safe to Eat, Handle,' Says Pork Industry
Date:5/2/2009

WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "Pork is safe to eat and handle," the U.S. pork industry continues to reassure people in the wake of a report from Canada that pigs in an Alberta pork operation contracted an H1N1 virus. A worker who recently visited Mexico - and became ill with the flu - is suspected of transmitting the virus to a pig.

"People cannot get the flu from eating or handling pork," said Dr. Jennifer Greiner, director of science and technology for the National Pork Producers Council. "The flu is a respiratory illness, it's not a food-borne illness."

According to the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security the H1N1 flu strain that has been contracted by 763 people worldwide cannot be transmitted by eating pork; it is not a food safety issue.

Today, the World Trade Organization, the OIE and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization issued a joint statement saying pork is safe.

"Influenza is not uncommon in pigs," Greiner said, "but they recover, and it does not affect the safety or quality of pork.

"It is well known that influenzas are transmissible, and it is not a surprise that a flu virus might have passed from people to pigs. The bottom line is pork is safe to eat and handle."


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Pork Producers Council
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pennsylvania Pork Products Safe During H1N1 Flu Outbreak, Says Ag Secretary
2. AVMA Advises Consumers That Pork and Pork Products Are Safe for Consumption
3. National Pork Board Provides Facts About the Origin of the Flu Outbreak
4. Smithfield Foods Says North American Influenza Not Present in Any of Its Worldwide Operations and Pork is Safe to Eat
5. Pork Industry Electronic Statements and Interviews Available
6. Industry Coalition Advises Against Use of Dietary Supplements as Swine Flu Remedy, Cure
7. IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China
8. Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. Appoints Amos Netzer as New Chief Executive Officer
9. The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health, State of Ohio to Invest $10 Million to Advance Medical Imaging Industry
10. All Hands On Sweepstakes Thanks, Draws Industry to Web Site
11. Health Care Industry Leaders Agree, Electronic Health Records are Coming, Says URAC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Anesthesia Progress – Everyone wants ... the best drug option for each patient. Dentists have several general anesthesia alternatives and ... , Researchers from the Tokyo Dental College in Tokyo, Japan wanted to find out ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Healthful ... , The company, owned and operated by Ed Stroup, was created to offer ... with the highest level of customer service. Healthful Balance products can be purchased ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Clemente, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 ... ... Diego County, as well as Palm Desert, is opening a new office in ... Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) in Southern California, successfully treating individuals struggling ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... A prescription medication bottle, pocket ... fourth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge , the Cradle to Cradle ... of six circular design challenges scheduled to run through early 2018. The challenges are ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... Livionex, Inc., ... results of a double blind clinical study for its dental gel that shows significant ... national brand of toothpaste containing triclosan. The study was conducted at the Beckman Laser ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... YORK , January 18, 2017 ... of people regarding the use of cannabis both for medical ... only are more Americans open to the use of cannabis, ... financial sectors. According to Arcview Market Research, the North American ... up 30% from the previous year. The research projects sales ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 2017 Precision medicine is an emerging ... of disease. The approach allows doctors and physicians ... The approach studies the individual profile at a ... In January 2015, Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was ... with more than one million volunteers. All of ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017 EU5 Glucose Monitoring ... new report, "EU5 Glucose Monitoring Market Outlook to 2022", ... market. The report provides value, in millions of US ... market segments - Blood Glucose Meters, Blood Glucose Test ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: