Producer: US still high on poultry

US - Tyson Foods Inc., the world’s largest meat producer, said Tuesday its tracking surveys have found no drop in U.S. consumer confidence in poultry despite the spread in other parts of the world of a deadly strain of bird flu.

To make sure things stay that way, Tyson is distributing information about safety precautions that it is taking together with the U.S. poultry industry to detect and stamp out the flu virus if it makes it to North America.

Tyson invited reporters to the lab at its world headquarters in northwest Arkansas to lay out those steps and to reiterate a point made by the World Health Organization, that even infected birds pose no health threat to the people who eat them if the meat is properly cooked.

“Our intent today is really to clear up a lot of the misconceptions that exist out there today,” said John Lea, Tyson’s chief development officer.

Source: QC Times
calendar icon 12 May 2006
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