GLOBAL POULTRY SECTOR COMMITS ON WORKER’S HEALTH

26/03/2020

GLOBAL POULTRY SECTOR COMMITS TO SAFEGUARDING WORKERS’ HEALTH AND MAINTAINING FOOD SUPPLY

As the spread of COVID-19 puts pressure on healthcare sectors of affected countries, the poultry sector continues to supply nutritious products to meet the nutritional needs of people across the world.

“These are incredibly challenging times for people worldwide” said Robin Horel, President of the International Poultry Council (IPC).  “During this difficult period, it is essential that the poultry sector can continue to operate, in compliance with staff health and safety requirements. Public health always comes first; guaranteeing a steady supply of nutritional food, including poultry, to consumers worldwide is essential in this situation.”

IPC is closely monitoring and aligning our actions based upon WHO (World Health Organization) and OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) scientific information and advice.  Further, we align with FAO efforts to ensure global food security through the supply of nutritional poultry meat.

The production of poultry meat is based on a well-organized, well-established and quality monitored production chain, from genetics and breeding to farming, processing and distribution. The IPC calls on international oversight bodies and governments of all countries to collaborate and take specific measures to ensure our industry can continue to operate.  Our priority is the safety of those who operate in this food chain in order to guarantee food safety, food security and peace of mind for all consumers.

Notes
International Poultry Council (IPC) is the unified voice promoting global food security in a multi-lateral environment. We believe in a fair food system based on strong and productive relationships among stakeholders.IPC has 29 Country Members and 56 Associate Members. IPC Country Members represent more than 95% of the global poultry trade and more than 90% of poultry production. Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) represents IPC in Brazil.

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