Avian influenza remains a topic of high interest for those in the global poultry industry. Here are 7 news developments concerning the virus and its impact on the poultry sector:
Argentina has been authorized to ship eggs and egg products to the United States, which has experienced a shortened supply as a result of the avian influenza outbreak.
Several states have calling systems in place that alert poultry producers when and where a new case of avian influenza has occurred.
New cases of avian influenza have recently been reported in Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Nigeria and Ghana.
Kraft Heinz must honor its contract to provide Mrs. Ressler's Food Products with turkey products, a judge ruled. Kraft Heinz had claimed it was unable to meet the terms of the contract because of the impact that avian influenza had on its turkey supply.
In 2007, Dr. David Shapiro of Perdue Farms offered do’s and don’ts of biosecurity to help keep poultry farms safer and guard against threats. That advice is still practical today.