Avian flu not food safety issue

Avian flu not food safety issue

AVIAN influenza does not affect the foods people eat, according to an Iowa State University food safety expert.

"Consumers should feel safe to eat properly cooked and prepared meat and eggs from poultry," said Angela Shaw, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and extension specialist in food safety.

"Avian influenza is not a foodborne pathogen," Shaw emphasized. "It cannot be contracted from eating properl

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