Due to Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND), a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting the respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems of birds and poultry, the CA State Fair will not showcase any birds or poultry.
VND is not a food safety concern. No human cases of Newcastle disease have ever occurred from eating poultry products. Properly cooked poultry products are safe to eat. For more information regarding VND, please click here.