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Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Salmonella Colonisation
The effectiveness of interventions for reducing Salmonella colonisation in broiler chickens from farm to processing are reported by the Poultry Industry Council of Canada. The survey found the most common on-farm interventions reported to be competitive...
Reducing Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Future growth in meat consumption is going to be driven by an expanding population, higher incomes and consumer preferences, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
Hyperspectral Imaging Speeds Detection of Campylobacter
A type of high-tech imaging can be used to distinguish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter from other microorganisms as quickly as 24 hours after a sample is placed on solid media in a Petri dish, according to a study published by US Department of Agriculture...
Monitoring Oven Loading in Cooked Meat Operations
Fully cooked, ready-to-eat products continue to increase in popularity among consumers because of their convenience, writes Abby Vogel from Georgia Tech Research Institue. ...
EU's Measures for Safe Meat Production
The European Union has a comprehensive system of legislation to assure the safe production of meat, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris....
Foodborne Pathogens on Cattle Hides
Modern microbial beef safety concept is based on a farm-to-fork principle that involves a wide range of coordinated control measures applied at all relevant steps in the beef chain, writes S Buncic from University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture,...
Prevalence of Trichinella in Pigs in Ireland
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently conducted a survey to investigate the prevalence of Trichinella in pigs slaughtered in low throughput pig slaughterhouses. From August 2007 to January 2009, a total of 10,247 samples were taken and analysed...
Re-Examining Agricultural Regulations in a Changing Climate
Reporting for TheMeatSite, Rachel Ralte provides an outline of agricultural necessities as presented by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Science & Technology Advisor to US Secretary of State and to the USAID Administrator, at the 86th annual USDA Agricultural Outlook...
Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in the UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK has fallen from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and...
Impacts of Increasing Meat Consumption
Continuing along the existing global trajectory of increasing meat and dairy consumption is likely to lead to further agricultural intensification of both crop yields and farm animal production systems plus, in the case of the ‘western high meat’...
Salmonella Contamination on Poultry Meat in Processing
Studies into testing poultry meat for Salmonella have called for a harmonisation of the procedures across Europe, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
ISU Animal Industry Report - 2010
The Iowa State University annual report of the research activities that relate to the animal agriculture industries - Beef, Dairy, Equine, Poultry, Sheep, Swine and companion animal industries in the state of Iowa - combines research reports from faculty...
Studies Step up Battle Against Illegal Growth Promoters
Due to the economic benefits that can be gained from the use of illegal growth promoters in beef cattle, their illegal administration continues, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris....
Detection of Residues in Food
The common use of anthelmintics in animal production for food has produced concerns that they are often unnecessarily administered to animals, leading to an increased risk of residues occurring in food and due to the build-up of resistance to the dwindling...
System to Detect Poultry Contamination
Technology developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant....
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