USDA Secretary Vilsack Testifies regarding 2009-H1N1

USDA Secretary Vilsack recently Testified regarding 2009-H1N1 Influenza before the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration.

The Sec. discussed the basic ecology of influenza, and reiterated that U.S. pork is safe, citing the fact that humans cannot contract influenza by ingestion, and that no cases of H1N1 have been discovered in the U.S. herd.

He also discussed how the flu has affected our relationship with trading partners and the impact on the domestic industry.


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