IAFP Monitoring H1N1 Flu Outbreak Information
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Des Moines, Iowa (April 28, 2009) The International Association for Food Protection is monitoring the H1N1 flu outbreak (previously referred to as the swine flu outbreak) and encourages all members to practice good public health at all times and especially during this potential crisis. Members and the general public are reminded that this flu outbreak is not thought to be transferred by pork or any other food. Timely information is available through the CDC Web site as well as The USDA Web site.
IAFP also encourages members to use the IAFP International Food Safety Icons to educate others about food safety, including proper food-handling and hand washing. The icons are available here.
The Association will update members as more information becomes available.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.