Study of Salmonella, Toxoplasma, Hepatitis E Virus, Yersinia, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus, Antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter coli and Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase E. coli in UK Pigs at Slaughter

There was a consistently lower prevalence of bacteria (Salmonella and Yersinia) found on the pig carcass than carriage of the same microorganisms in the animal. This shows the effectiveness of the dressing procedures in the abattoir to limit the contamination of pig carcasses and thereby control the risk of exposure of consumers to potentially harmful microorganisms.
calendar icon 13 March 2014
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