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North Carolina prepares for HPAI
CURRENT STATUS
Commercial flock tests positive for High Path Avian Influenza
BIOSECURITY LEVEL
All N.C. poultry farms should be following
STRICT biosecurity protocols
What is avian influenza? Consumers & Food Safety Biosecurity FAQs Small & Backyard Flocks Wild birds and hunting Bird shows/sales Commercial Poultry

Consumers and Food Safety

Here are the three main things regarding Avian Influenza and food safety.

      • Our food supply is safe. Sick birds are not processed for food.
      • The risk to humans is low. No humans have become ill from avian influenza by consuming poultry or poultry products.
      • NCDA&CS is actively monitoring for the virus. We are ready to support poultry owners if the virus is detected in our state.

For more information, it is strongly recommended to look at additional resources below, especially the USDA APHIS Questions and Answers: Food Safety and Avian Influenza.

Additional Resources

USDA APHIS

          Questions and Answers: Food Safety and Avian Influenza

FDA

          What You Need to Know About Egg Safety

CDC

          Avian Influenza

 

 

Office of the State Veterinarian
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-707-3250; FAX: 919-733-2277


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