The knowledge of zoonotic diseases in swine producers, veterinarians and swine industry allied personnel in Ontario, Canada
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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.
More than 70% of swine marketed in Canada come from the Canadian Quality Assurance (QGA®) program, established in 1998 with the main purpose of demonstrating the implementation of on-farm good production practices (GPP).