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Bachoco Suspicious of Avian Flu in Five Breeder Farms

15 February 2013

MEXICO - Industrias Bachoco Mexico's leading producer and processor of poultry and other food products, announced that a possible outbreak of avian influenza H7N3 has been detected in five breeder farms located in the state of Guanajuato.

The company has nearly one hundred breeder farms dispersed along the country which produce hatching eggs for producing chickens. This type of influenza is similar to the one detected in 2012 in other producers's laying farms in the neighboring state of Jalisco.

The company is working with the authorities to verify the outbreak; in case of positive confirmation, it will work with Mexican sanitary authorities in taking necessary action.

At the same time, it is reinforcing its biosecurity measures in all of its facilities, in particular in its breeder farms dispersed throughout the country; this action has been one of the measures the company has taken in the past to reduce these kinds of risks. The company is also analyzing steps to mitigate possible negative effects.

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