Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

April 20, 2015 9:46 PM

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Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.

Farmers have been forced to kill more than 2.4 million turkeys since March. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, where Hormel is based. The company says it is experiencing significant supply chain problems, but expects outbreaks to decrease as the weather gets better.

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