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Swine flu: Can I still eat pork?

April 27, 2009 | 12:14 pm


According to the national Centers for Disease Control, eating properly prepared pork is safe:

"Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses." -- Key Facts About Swine Influenza (Swine Flu), CDC

Following are some links to the most current information available on swine flu as of this post:

-- Noelle Carter

Photo: A government official works to disinfect a pig farm in central Taiwan as a preventative measure. Credit: Sam Yeh / AFP / Getty Images

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