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The Texas Poultry Federation has been monitoring and will continue to stay on top of the avian influenza issue. People who enjoy the great taste and health benefits of eating poultry, and have heard about avian influenza in foreign countries, have no need to worry about food safety. Poultry products purchased in Texas and throughout the U.S. are safe for consumption. You can't get Avian Influenza from properly handled and cooked food. The most important thing you can do is learn the facts and get informed of how you can protect yourself and your family.
What you need to know:
- Poultry products purchased in Texas and throughout the U.S. are safe for consumption.
- There is no risk of contracting the avian flu virus from properly handled and cooked poultry.
- The U.S. has never imported poultry from countries where cases of avian influenza have occurred.
- The Asian form of avian influenza - H5N1 HPAI - has never been detected in the U.S.
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