Bird flu at local poultry producer

2017-09-21 06:02

The first case of Bird Flu was detected in Uitenhage at Sovereign Foods, which is one of the major poultry producers in Africa.

In a media statement issued last Thursday, Sovereign Foods announced that it had detected avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the company’s broader Uitenhage operations.

According to the statement, approximately 5 000 birds have been culled, which represent approximately 1% of Uitenhage’s production pipeline.

Sovereign Foods’ management is currently taking the appropriate steps and following the prescribed protocols to prevent AI from spreading to other farms.

The Hartbeespoort operation in Gauteng remains unaffected.

Whilst being the 4th largest producer in South Africa, Sovereign Foods is still firmly tied to its local roots in the Eastern Cape and is proud to be one of the biggest financial and social contributors to the region.


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