Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) emerging this week in California, Indiana, Minnesota and North Dakota, including in a Hormel Foods Corp. flock, have executives at the company on edge. Outbreaks earlier this year affected the company’s Jennie-O Turkey Store business, and the new cases may have a lasting impact.
Following the first highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in California, officials in Butte Country recently announced a local health emergency after it was confirmed a domestic flock had the virus.
On Aug. 8, a bipartisan coalition of 10 attorneys general led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison publicly commented in support of the proposed rule: Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting Tournaments.
After the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection and Service (FSIS) announced plans to declare Salmonella as an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products, meat and poultry trade associations delivered their response.