Evaluation of sample weight for the isolation fo salmonella spp. From swine feces
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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.
In many countries, contamination of meat and poultry products with bacteria potentially pathogenic to humans has become a major public health and trade concern. In 1996, there were significant legislative changes to the regulation of meat inspection in the U.S.A.. The new inspection procedures include mandatory microbiologic testing for 'generic' Escherichia coli and Salmonella, with specified standards for acceptable process control. As a result of these regulatory changes there has been an interest in identifying control measures at the farm level (pre-harvest) to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination of meat products.