Salmonella Control Programme Has Changed

16 August 2012, at 12:20pm

UK - BPEX has responded to increasing pressure on the pig sector to minimise the salmonella risk to consumers. The Zoonoses National Control Programme (ZNCP) for Salmonella in pigs has changed.

The meat juice testing for Salmonella antibodies has now been replaced with a new on-farm salmonella risk assessment tool, which will help identify the most effective control methods for each individual pig unit.

The outcomes of the risk assessment are used to create a meaningful Salmonella control plan, as required by farm assurance.