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JWV co-owner not calling it Swine Flu

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 10:22 am

Using “swine flu” to describe the recently discovered H1N1 virus has taken its toll on the pork market. Heidie Vittetoe is co-owner of JWV Pork in Washington. She says the fear now associated with swine isn’t based on science, but it is understandable. Vittetoe says at this time it’s unclear what the long term impact will be on the pork industry. She says it’s unfortunate that this new strain of influenza came about at this time of year. She says they generally look for an upswing in the market at this time.