The National Pork Board and pork checkoff is observing National Public Health Week with feature articles, interviews on farm radio and podcasts. Topics will feature subjects including occupational safety, influenza preparedness and judicious and responsible antibiotic use.
"We are using National Public Health Week as an opportunity to further our message of social responsibility," says Steve Weaver, vice president of the National Pork Board and pork producer from California. "As an industry we care for the communities we operate in, the environment, the safety of our product and the health of the people we work with.”
National Public Health Week is an annual campaign organized by the American Public Health Association to educate the public about issues important to improving the public's health. While climate change is this year's focus of the campaign, the overall goal of it is to raise awareness about issues of public health interest.
For more information, pork producers can call the Pork Service Center at (800) 456-PORK or check www.pork.org.