Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Rendered Feed Ingredients

(Updated Feb. 21, 2014) Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is causing significanht damage and concern in the US and Canadian pork industry. The National Renderers Association (NRA) strongly supports research on prevention of the virus, treatment of infected swine, and preventive measures to be taken across the food chain to halt PEDv transmission and restore long-term pig health. It’s important to note PEDv does not infect humans or other livestock. NRA has released a statement that the rendering process kills pathogenic organisms such as PEDv.

Read NRA’s complete statement here.