The Swedish Salmonella Control Program with Special Reference to Pig Meat Production
In 1953-1954 a severe Salmonella epidemic, involving almost 9000 people, occurred in Sweden. This event clearly demonstrated the need for a Salmonella control program. In 1961 the first governmental regulation concerning Salmonella control was implemented. A comprehensive description of the control program was presented at the International Course on Salmonella Control in Animal Production and Products (2). After joining the EEC some parts of the program were revised.