Backyard Poultry and Salmonella Exposure Risks Discussed in New Video

Aug 07 2018

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the growing trend of people raising their own poultry and exposure risks to Salmonella.


"For many people, having poultry in their backyard can be an enjoyable experience while also producing food for their families," said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates and the IAQ Video Network.  "However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it's common for chickens, ducks and other poultry to carry Salmonella. In just the first 7 months of this year, the CDC investigated eight multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to backyard flocks. Over 600 people were infected in 45 states with more than 100 people hospitalized.  We hope this new video helps to shed some light on ways people raising poultry can avoid becoming sick."


This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that work to protect and enhance the public's health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Clark Seif Clark, Zimmetry Environmental, VOETS and Healthy Indoors Magazine to name just a few.