The prevalence of salmonella antibodies in pigs at slaughter and detection of S. enterica in pork
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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 main objective of the nation-wide salmonella control program is to reduce the risk of human exposure of Salmonella enterica contaminated pork. The philosophy of the program is that a reduction in the salmonella occurrence in all links of the chain from stable to table is necessary for the reduction of the contamination of pork and thereby a decreased health risk for humans. Not only is it important to monitor the contamination of pork with Salmonella enterica but also to monitor the salmonella occurrence in the swine herds.