Northwest US Poultry Meeting Addressed Flu Prevention Ideas

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 | In the News Press Releases

The Northwest Food Processors Association gathered experts on biosecurity earlier in August to strengthen biosecurity, and to learn from the recent epidemic that devastated egg producers in the Midwest.

“What the Midwest experience showed us vividly was that an avian flu outbreak on a commercial poultry farm is a challenging, and potentially nightmarish experience,” said Greg Satrum, vice president of Willamette Egg Farms in Canby, Oregon.

“It’s in our best interest as an industry to work collaboratively with other poultry farms and state authorities to keep the virus out of production facilities.”

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