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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.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic agent that can be transmitted from pigs to humans via consumption of pork and products derived of it. Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a scientific opinion urging for measures to prevent Hepatitis E virus (HEV) from entering the food chain.