Pork producers, veterinarians and packers are working together to ensure pork products remain free of broken needles and other physical hazards.

The "One is Too Many" awareness campaign has been launched to provide the pork industry with information to help prevent the rare occurrence of a broken needle appearing in consumer products.

The National Pork Producers Council, in cooperation with the National Pork Board, is coordinating the campaign and distributing information to veterinarians and packers across the country. The material is designed to help producers and veterinarians formulate plans to prevent broken needles, identify at-risk animals and help raise packer awareness of the issue.

Program materials contain points to consider when developing a written Standard Operating Procedure for preventing broken needles on the farm and detail the steps to take if a needle breaks. For these materials or for more information call NPPC at (515) 223-2600.