22 Dec 2021
by Simon Williams

APHA provide Avian Influenza updates via social media

2021-0251

AIC has asked by APHA to share its latest social media posts about the ongoing Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak.

The message is as follows:

"This season's avian influenza outbreak is the biggest the UK has ever seen with over 60 cases to date. Don't join the statistics! It's vital that you aren't complacent about biosecurity.

Anything that enters your birds' housing could be a source of infection!

This could be your footwear, equipment, bedding, pets that walk into your birds' housing, rodents or floodwater that leaks in.

Read our latest press notice with a message of warning for all bird keepers from the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chief-vet-warns-poultry-keepers-to-take-urgent-action-now-or-risk-losing-flocks-to-bird-flu

To keep up to date with the latest news, you can follow APHA and the Chief Veterinary Officer on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APHAGov/photos/a.384738165025606/2039305786235494

 APHA Twitter: https://twitter.com/APHAgovuk/status/1473253589644500997

 UKCVO Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChiefVetUK/status/1473249683933831169

AIC is in regular contact with APHA and Defra over the current AI outbreak and has agreed to assist in providing members with relevant information for their own use, and for communication with their customers.

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Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Technical Manager, AIC Services

Simon Williams is Technical Manager for AIC Services. He is based at AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for the management and coordination of the FEMAS and UFAS assurance schemes as well as being the key contact for mutual recognition with European scheme owners and managing Earned Recognition relationships with UK feed and food competent authorities.

Previous to his role with AIC, Simon was employed in a variety of technical roles in the food industry covering primary and further processing of meat, breakfast cereals and a product technologist role with a major retailer.

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