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Indiana Eggs and Poultry
Quality, Safety, and Your Family
"Whether these family-owned farms are large or small scale operations, food safety and animal
care are top priorities of our farmers. They care about the quality and safety of the products
that feed their own families, their local communities, and communities across the country. Our
eggs and poultry products are safe, economical, and wholesome sources of protein."
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5 in
the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways (migratory paths for birds). The disease has been found in
wild birds, as well as in backyard and commercial flocks.
There are four important things that you need to know about this situation:
1. The United States food supply is safe. Our food is safe, the United States has the strongest
Avian Influenza (AI) surveillance system in the world.
2. The risk to humans is low. No human infections with these viruses have been detected, and the Centers for Disease Control considers the
risk to people from the High Path Avian Influenza infections in wild birds, backyard flocks, and commerical poultry to be low.
3. Indiana has a team approach to deal with Avian Influenza. The Indiana State Poultry Association, the Indiana Board of Animal Health,
the Purdue Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, and USDA-APHIS work together with the National Poultry Improvement Plan. These agencies and the NPIP
look for the disease, educate the public about AI, and help producers decide on the most appropriate practices to ensure the health and safety of their flock.
4. Biosecurity is of utmost importance to help prevent AI. Avian Influenza was first detected in backyard flocks in the Northwest, and has
spread to commerical flocks. The virus is specific to the bird, not the type of housing. A high standard of biosecurity can help prevent the spread
of Avian Influenza. Wild birds are carriers of AI and can carry this disease without any symptoms.
Additional Information on AI, biosecurity and disease prevention can be found here.
NPIP Poultry Health Testing School
Find online resources for both our online and classroom blood testing schools. Click here to view the online modules. Click
here to view information about the classroom sessions.
From the American Egg Board: Five delicious new ways to prepare deviled eggs with an Easter flair!
"One of the hottest trends right now is deviled eggs, and just in time for all the spring gatherings,
we have created three new deviled egg recipes and photos! Be prepared to have a new favorite deviled egg
with the Crab and Horseradish Deviled Eggs, or perhaps the Avacado Ranch Deviled eggs."
Click here to see our recipe page for Deviled Eggs!
Don't Miss Your Chance to Transport Your Students to a Working Egg Farm!
Discovery Education and the American Egg Board have joined forces to give your K-5 students
a behind-the-scenes look at Creighton Brothers Farms in Warsaw, Indiana. Join us as we
explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg farm and discover how all parts - from the soil
to plants to hens to humans - relate to and depend on one another. Plus, learn why this five-generation
family farm believes high-quality animal care and environmental stewardship are critical to
their business, to the community and to the world.
Click here to learn more.
Click Here to Register
'Amazing Meat' Video Tells Story of US Meat, Poultry Supply
Executives from meat and poultry companies big and small have added their voices and faces to a new video highlighting facts about today's amazing meat and poultry industry. The video called
"Amazing Meat" shares the numerous benefits of the U.S. meat supply delivered by the industry's leaders themselves including affordability,
nutrition, food safety, animal welfare and more. It was produced by the American Meat Institute.
Click here to read more. From WattAgNet.com.
Moms Choose Turkey
The Moms Choose Turkey web site is live! Visit for facts and recipes to learn about how turkey is an excellent choice for your family!
Purdue Poultry Publications
Browse Purdue's collection of poultry publications! Find information on the science and care of Broilers, Ducks, Exotics, Geese, Layers, Quail, Ratites, Turkeys, and beyond!