The Economic Impact of Reducing Salmonella Cross-Contamination During Transporation of Live Hogs
New public and private initiatives to improve food safety are emerging in the pork industry. One potential control point for food safety hazards is during transportation of live animals. Research underway in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois is examining the effects of transportation stress in spreading Salmonella among hogs. The research proposed below will utilize the results of this ongoing work to investigate the impacts of alternative transportation methods on costs, food safety, and transportation flows in the pork industry.