Pork Checkoff Highlights Work on Public and Producer Health

by 5m Editor
8 April 2008, at 1:51pm

US - In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Pork Checkoff is featuring some of its efforts in public and producer health on its Web site.

The Pork Checkoff is highlighting its activities through home page feature articles, interviews on farm radio and podcasts on topics including occupational safety; influenza preparedness; the judicious and responsible antibiotic use program Take Care and activities of the industry on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, toxoplasma and trichinae.

"We are using National Public Health Week as an opportunity to further our message of social responsibility," said Steve Weaver, vice president of the National Pork Board and pork producer from California.

"As an industry we care for the communities we operate in, the environment, the safety of our product and the health of the people we work with. It's time that we let people outside the industry know that."

National Public Health Week is an annual campaign organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to educate the public about issues important to improving the public's health.

5m Editor