Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

The primary purpose of meat inspection is to contribute to the production of safe food for human consumption. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the implementation of modern, predominantly visual, inspection systems for carcasses from fattening pigs reared outdoors since weaning, in Great Britain (GB), would alter the risk to food safety. A combination of sources was used to inform a formal, mostly qualitative, risk assessment, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) guidelines.

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

31-34

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

 
Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

#1447 Visual-only meat inspection of pigs fattened outdoors: a food safety risk?

Portland, Maine, USA

The primary purpose of meat inspection is to contribute to the production of safe food for human consumption. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the implementation of modern, predominantly visual, inspection systems for carcasses from fattening pigs reared outdoors since weaning, in Great Britain (GB), would alter the risk to food safety. A combination of sources was used to inform a formal, mostly qualitative, risk assessment, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) guidelines.