INDUSTRY MONITORS BIRD FLU OUTBREAK

WASHINGTON -- If supermarkets and the U.S. poultry industry can make it through the next five weeks without any sign of bird flu spreading here, they'll truly have something to be thankful for come Thanksgiving.As the biggest turkey-selling period of the year approaches, both industries are keeping their fingers crossed that the virus will stay contained in Asia and Eastern Europe."I think all of

WASHINGTON -- If supermarkets and the U.S. poultry industry can make it through the next five weeks without any sign of bird flu spreading here, they'll truly have something to be thankful for come Thanksgiving.

As the biggest turkey-selling period of the year approaches, both industries are keeping their fingers crossed that the virus will stay contained in Asia and Eastern Europe.

"I think all of us in the retail community are following this very closely," said Craig Wilson,

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