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First Case of Bird Flu Detected on Eastern Cape Farm

15 September 2017, at 12:00am

SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Food Investments Ltd (Sovereign Foods or the Company) announced yesterday (Thursday, 14 September) morning in a SENS announcement that it has detected avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the Company’s broader Uitenhage operations.

Approximately 5,000 birds have been culled, which represent approximately 1 per cent of Uitenhage’s production pipeline.

Sovereign Foods’ management is currently taking the appropriate steps and following the prescribed protocols to prevent AI from spreading to other farms.

The Hartbeespoort operation in Gauteng remains unaffected.

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