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Food-borne pathogens and pig waste products - the spoke in the wheel?

Chinivasagam, H.N., McGahan, E. and Blackall, P.J. (2007) Food-borne pathogens and pig waste products - the spoke in the wheel? In: Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 25-28 November 2007, Brisbane.

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Food-borne pathogens are present in normal healthy pigs and thus are also present in pig wastes and by-products. The presence of these pathogens can be viewed negatively (i.e. 'a spoke in the wheel') or as simply another issue that requires the adoption of appropriate guidelines and management procedures. A key component in the development of appropriate, effective guidelines and management practices is a solid basis of knowledge on which pathogens are present as well as the levels of these pathogens. This paper reviews Australian Pork Limited (APL) funded projects carried out in our laboratories that have provided a solid base of Australian data for the pig industry. These data will ensure that pathogens are not 'a spoke in the wheel' but rather an issue - like many others that confront the industry - that can be managed to ensure that there is no unacceptable risk to either public health or the environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Corporate Creators:QFIP
Keywords:Aerosols; carbon; carcass waste; carcasses; environmental protection; food contamination; food safety; foodborne diseases; meat hygiene; pig manure; piggery effluent; pigmeat; pollution; public health; reviews; risk; waste management; zoonoses.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Science > Microbiology
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