Tyson Foods' Statement on Avian Influenza in Tennessee
We addressed a case of avian influenza at a single breeder farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 4, 2017. As part of the follow-up monitoring process, it was determined that a second, nearby farm also has been affected by the virus. The second farm also contracts with our company.
We’ve coordinated with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to quickly respond and euthanize the chickens on this farm to prevent the potential spread of disease.