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Pig Industry News By Category: H1N1 Flu Outbreak
08 May 2009
Consumers Happy to Keep Pork on Their Fork
AUSTRALIA - Most Australians intend to continue buying and eating pork despite global concerns about the spread of the A/H1N1 variant influenza virus, according to a Quantum survey conducted last weekend....
Ag Leaders Urge Trading Partners to Resume Exports
GLOBAL - The top three agriculture officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico have strongly urge the international community not to use the outbreak of the H1N1 human influenza as a reason to...
AFBF Seeks Section 32 Funding for Pork Purchases
US - The Agriculture Department should allocate additional purchases of pork using the Section 32 program to help provide stability to the pork industry which is suffering from lost markets due to the...
07 May 2009
Latest Misnomer May Prove Limited Economically
US - "Misnaming the H1N1 virus 'swine flu' will cause a significant amount of monetary damage, not only to the hog industry but to related industries such as hog packing and trucking," said Ron Plain,...
Call for Support for Producers by Eating More Pork
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is urging Canadians to eat an extra meal or two per week with pork to help producers cope with the economic impact of the H1N1 Influenza outbreak, writes Bruce Cochrane....
NPPC Asks USDA to Help US Pork Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council in a letter sent on Tuesday urged the US Department of Agriculture to help the US pork industry deal with the negative effects of what initially was misnamed “swine”...
Pork Consumption Steady Despite H1N1 Influenza
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand consumers have continued to buy New Zealand pork, bacon and ham despite the recent A/H1NI variant influenza virus outbreak commonly labelled as “swine flu”....
Russia Lifts Pork Ban on Five US States
RUSSIA - Russia's food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted a ban on pork imports from five US states imposed earlier due to the spread of the A/H1N1 flu virus....
06 May 2009
US and Canada Re-affirm Support for Pork Industry
GLOBAL - Secretary Vilsack and Minister Ritz have re-affirmed their respective governments' support for the pork industry, and that pork is safe to eat....
Pork Supply Problems Emerge in China
CHINA - H1N1 flu elsewhere is highlighting problems in the pork supply chain, including a sharp drop in the wholesale price....
Suspect Pigs Tested as Pig Prices Plummet
INDIA - Samples from two sick pigs in the state of Maharashtra have been sent for testing although officials are playingdown the likelihood of an H1N1 flu infection. Meanwhile, live pigs prices are falling...
CME: H1N1 Takes Toll on Meat Markets
US - Livestock futures closed higher on Tuesday on encouraging news regarding the H1N1 influenza outbreak and its potential impact on the US economy and meat consumption, says CME's Daily Livestock Report...
More Smithfield Experts Visit Farm in Mexico
GLOBAL - Smithfield Foods of the US has sent a second expert team to its farm in La Gloria, Mexico, where some believe that the influenza A H1N1 may have started. Local opinion is divided on the matter,...
05 May 2009
Safety of Pork Stressed Amid H1N1 Concerns
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is assuring the public of the safety of pork following the discovery of H1N1 flu in an Alberta swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
NPPC Calls For Accurate Reporting On Influenza
US - Noting that the US pork industry is nearing the brink of financial disaster, the National Pork Producers Council on 1 May called for accurate reporting on the recent influenza outbreak. ...
NPB Reinforcing 'Pork is Safe' Message
US - To assure consumers that pork is safe, and will continue to be safe to eat, the National Pork Board on Thursday, 30 April, approved funding for a national media advertising program. The advertising,...
Alberta Swine Herd Investigated for H1N1 Flu Virus
CANADA - On 2 May, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has indicated that it has found H1N1 flu virus in a swine herd in Alberta. However, the safety of the food supply is not affected....
Pork Commentary: Flu Damage
CANADA - This weeks North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long. ...
Global Hog Markets Suffer from Unfair Concerns
GLOBAL - Health officials assure consumers that pork is safe to eat and no victims in the current flu outbreak had contact with hogs, but neither fact has protected market prices or import restrictions...
02 May 2009
Market Preview: H1N1 Influenza A Fallout Assessed
US - Weekly US Market Preview provided by Steve R. Meyer, Ph.D., Paragon Economics, Inc....
Flu? What Flu? This Minor Hiccup is Only Temporary
UK - Although when most sellers woke up in the morning they were faced with the prospect of a short week and more misleading news reports about “Swine Flu”, by the end of the day most spot trades were...
Weekly Review: High Pork Demand at Consumer Level
US - Weekly review of the US hog industry, written by Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain. ...
01 May 2009
UAE Bans Imports of Pork
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - UAE has banned the import of pork products from all countries following the outbreak of H1N1 flu. ...
Call for Common Sense in Reaction to H1N1 Flu
CANADA - The Canadian Swine Health Board is calling for common sense in reacting to an H1N1 influenza A outbreak, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Market Access Part of Struggle to Maintain Trade
US - The past week has been extremely challenging for the US pork industry as it works with US and global health organizations to calm unfounded fears connecting pork consumption to the influenza outbreak....
Mixed Feelings Toward Pork Voiced as Flu Spreads
CHINA - To eat pork or not to eat pork, that's the question for many Chinese consumers as swine flu, or the H1N1 influenza epidemic, spreads globally....
30 April 2009
Adherence to Biosecurity Protocols Urged
CANADA - Manitoba's chief veterinary officer is calling for strict adherence to established biosecurity protocols on farms, close monitoring of swine herds and immediate reporting of signs of illness,...
World Takes Drastic Steps to Contain H1N1 Flu
GLOBAL - From Egypt's order that all 300,000 pigs in the country be slaughtered to travel bans and putting the kibosh on kissing, the world is taking drastic - and some say debatable - measures to combat...
North American Influenza Hits US Pork Sector
US - It could take weeks - or longer - before US pork producers recover from export restrictions tied to a worldwide influenza outbreak, said Purdue University agricultural economist, Chris Hurt. ...
Gov't Assures Public about ‘North American Influenza’
NEW ZEALAND - It is now widely recognised that it is not correct to call the current disease ‘swine influenza’. ...
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