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nnnnn large u. s. food companies are starting to feel the harsh economic impact of the bird flu which has now landed in a fifteen state the u. s. d. a confirmed on monday that a highly contagious strain of the bird flu so far only found in the western u. s. has now cropped up in indiana they cannot make ripple effects are starting to be felt , jenny o. turkey owned by hormel foods recently announced temporary layoffs for over two hundred workers in minnesota because the outbreak has hit turkey supplies and last week both holding set the chickens at one of its third party contractors had tested positive for avian flu , for other companies outbreak presents short term benefits , on monday shares of the largest u. s. x. supplier cal main foods reached a record high after analysts said squeeze on x. supplies could cause a temporary spike in prices , one strain of avian flu found in scores of midwestern farms has resulted in the slaughter of nearly thirty million birds so far , but the outbreak is not threatening to humans