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NPPC forms new committee to address animal health, food security issues

by 5m Editor
19 December 2003, at 12:00am

US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has established a new Animal Health and Food Security Committee to consider science-based approaches to these and emerging related issues facing the U.S. pork industry.

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The committee is comprised of 17 members with expertise in a variety of swine health, welfare and food security issues. Members include veterinarians, scientists, pork producers and others engaged in the business of providing safe and wholesome pork products to the marketplace.

“Since September 11, 2001, concerns have been raised about the potential for terrorism aimed at the nation’s food supply,“ said Joy Philippi, a pork producer from Bruning, Nebraska and chair of NPPC’s Animal Health and Food Security Committee. “Food safety is a high priority for all stakeholders in the pork industry and we are all going to have to be increasingly vigilant about enhancing security measures on the farm level,“ she said.

Through the Committee, NPPC will continue to communicate our concerns and offer science-based solutions to both Congress and government officials working together to strengthen our efforts to ensure the continued good health and value of the U.S. pork industry.“

Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) - 19th December 2003

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