Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S233 - S235|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Verification of good production practices that reduce the risk of exposure of pigs to Trichinella
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
2 National Pork Producers Council.
3 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
* Correspondence : H. Ray Gamble. Tel.: 1-202-334-2787 - Fax : 1-202-334-2759 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Control of Trichinella infection in swine has traditionally been accomplished by inspection of individual carcasses or by post-slaughter processing to inactivate parasites. Recent declines in prevalence of this parasite in domestic swine, coupled with improvements in swine management systems, offer the opportunity to document pork safety during the production phase. We report here on a certification pilot study using an audit to document good production practices for swine relative to the risk of exposure to trichinae. Based on the results, improvements in the program have been made and further studies will be undertaken prior to launching a voluntary trichinae herd certification program in the United States.
Key words: swine / food safety / Trichinae / rodent control
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2001, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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