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Consumers 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.