Tyson Issues Statement on Pork Products

April 28, 2009

Tyson Foods issued a statement about the potential hazards relating to the swine flu: 

"Our pork products are safe... As reported by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), U.S. pigs have not been infected with this influenza and preliminary investigations have determined that none of the people infected with the  flu had contact with hogs.  It is reportedly spreading by human-to-human transmission.  In fact, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health in Paris, “The virus has not been isolated in animals to date.  Therefore, it is not justified to name this disease swine influenza.”   

For more information about the Swine Flu, visit:
 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) position on safety of international trade of pigs and products of pig origin
http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_090428.htm
 

AMI Works to Set Record Straight on North American Flu, Telling Consumers That Pork Is Safe
http://www.meatami.com/ht/display/ArticleDetails/i/49158
 

Pork Safe to Eat, Says USDA, CDC
http://www.nppc.org/News/PressRelease.aspx?DocumentID=24681
 

One-stop access to U.S. Government flu information
http://www.pandemicflu.gov/index.html

You can also read Tyson Foods' full release here

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