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Less Salmonella Observed in Outdoor Pigs

by 5m Editor
21 July 2010, at 11:38am

DENMARK - There is salmonella in more than 10 per cent of conventional indoor slaughter pigs, in seven per cent of organic pigs, and in only five per cent of outdoor pigs, according to a survey in Denmark.

Given difficulties in achieving strict cleanliness outside, these results are considered to be surprising.

It must be due to the fact that there are other conditions that make up for the infection pressure, and which might be used more widely to fight salmonella, says Anne Wingstrand of the Food Institute of Danish Technical University.