Inspection for Trichinella in the EU - food safety or export concerns
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The SafePork conference series began in 1996 to bring together international researchers, industry, and government agencies to discuss current Salmonella research and identify research needs pertaining to both pig and pork production. In subsequent years topics of research presented at these conferences expanded to include other chemical and biological hazards to pig and pork production.
The former 15 EU countries have been spending an estimated 570 million Euro yearly to inspect for Trichinella in pigs primarily raised on industrialized farms with negligible little risk of acquiring the parasite; human trichinellosis in the EU is generally caused by game meat, imported horse meat, or meat from local pigs raised outdoors.