May 2, 2006
USPOULTRY's Dr Krushinskie selected to head worldwide bird flu effort
Dr Beth Krushinskie, Vice President of Food Safety and Production Programs for the US Poultry & Egg Association, has been named to head up the efforts of ACDI/VOCA's programmes to address the worldwide challenge of avian influenza.
Krushinskie has assumed her new duties as of May 1. She will be assigned to USAID's Avian Influenza Core Team to help coordinate delivery of the US government's contribution to the worldwide relief effort on highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Association President Don Dalton cites her accomplishments at USPOULTRY stating, "Dr Krushinskie has been one of the industry's leaders in the areas of food safety and most recently, avian influenza. For the last several months, she has visited several countries to help develop H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza preparedness and response plans in those countries at risk of experiencing the disease. By doing so, she has helped raise the awareness worldwide of the need for bio-security, as well as surveillance, testing and response planning. We are proud to have helped in this global effort to protect our industry. We will miss her at USPOULTRY, but expect to continue to assist in this important effort."