Navigation Links
Smithfield Foods Reaffirms No Incidence of A(H1N1) In Any of Its Herds or Employees
Date:5/3/2009

Smithfield, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) today reaffirmed that there is no evidence of the presence of A(H1N1) influenza in any of the company's swine herds or in its employees at any of its worldwide operations, including those in the United States.

The company issued this statement following the announcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that officials have tentatively confirmed that swine from a herd in Alberta, Canada, have tested positive for H1N1. Further tests are underway to determine whether the virus in these animals is the A(H1N1) virus which is currently causing illness in humans. The company further noted that the Canadian report stated that Canadian health authorities believe that the swine herd may have contracted the H1N1 virus from contact with a worker at that farm.

In any case, Smithfield does not own or operate hog farms or pork processing plants in Canada, nor does it process Canadian raised hogs at any of the company's U.S. plants.

The company stressed that this is not a foodborne illness and the American food supply is safe and pork and pork products are safe.

"If it is true that the hogs were infected by human contact, it only underscores the need for proper biosecurity measures - as in any influenza situation - to protect against the spread of virus. We will continue to strictly follow rigorous biosecurity practices at all of our operations, including limiting farm access to essential personnel, preventing farm access to personnel who have recently returned from international travel, and following personal hygiene practices and procedures, such as frequent hand washing and the use of farm-specific clothing and footwear," the company stated.

With sales of $12 billion, Smithfield Foods is the leading processor and marketer of fresh pork and packaged meats in the United States, as well as the largest producer of hogs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Smithfield Foods Sends Letter to Employees
2. Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories to Hold Media Teleconference Tomorrow to Discuss Smithfield Operations, Connection to Swine Flu, Health and Enviro Impacts
3. Smithfield Foods Says North American Influenza Not Present in Any of Its Worldwide Operations and Pork is Safe to Eat
4. Smithfield Foods Lean Generation(R) Deli Partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation Celebrates $135,000 Contribution
5. Celebrity Cook Paula Deen and Husband Michael Groover Bring Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes(TM) Tour To Feed New Orleans Families
6. Celebrity Cook Paula Deen and Husband Michael Groover Bring Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes(TM) Tour to L.A.
7. Smithfield(R) LEAN GENERATION(R) Announces DELI FOR THE CURE(TM)
8. More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More
9. Cook Yourself Thin With Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Prepare Skinny Alternatives to Their Favorite Foods
10. Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time
11. For April, Economize With Tasty Soyfoods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed ... geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, ... By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and ... use of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring ... Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health ... an affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: