The influence of good farming practice on the occurrence of Salmonella on pig farms
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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.
Compliance to good farming practice is a substantial issue to increase animal health and food quality in pork production. In this case-control study, as part of a general framework, farmers were asked six questions via a face-to-face questionaire, in order to determine their motivation for Salmonella control on their farms. The cases were in the so called Category III (n=104) of the German Salmonella monitoring system; the controls were in Category 1 (n=67).