DES MOINES, Iowa – January 11, 2016 – The National Pork Board today introduced a pork industry crisis text news service, Pork Crisis Alert, which will immediately deliver essential information to U.S. pork producers in the event of a major industry-wide emergency.
Every individual throughout the pork supply chain has a role in building and maintaining trust in the industry. From facility owners to animal caretakers to drivers who transport hogs, everyone has the responsibility to do his or her part to demonstrate a commitment to responsible pork production. This begins with a pledge to uphold a core set of ethical principles. These principles make clear the industry’s values in food safety, animal well-being, worker safety, community outreach and protection of both the environment and public health.
The Antibiotics Resource Center is your one-stop place to find information and resources about responsible antibiotic use on the farm. This includes details about the new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.