Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Pork and pork products are considered to be a major source of human salmonellosis in the United Kingdom (UK). Despite a number of control programmes implemented within the UK, such as the Zoonoses National Control Programme (ZNCP), the prevalence of Salmonella in the UK slaughter pig population remains over 20% [1]. In particular, S. Typhimurium (including monophasic variants) continues to be a predominant serotype in humans, which is known to be most commonly found in pigs [2]. Therefore, to identify potential control measures that could reduce the number of human Salmonella cases it is necessary to understand the farm-to-consumption chain for pork and pork products. However, implementing control measures across the whole pig industry and food-chain would be a costly large scale project. It is therefore important to assess whether the benefit of implementing the control measures justifies the cost.

Book Title

12th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological,Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork - Proceedings Book, Foz doIguaçu, august 21-24, 2017.

Pages

197-200

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

 

A cost-benefit assessment fo Salmonella-control strategies in pig herds within the United Kingdom

Pork and pork products are considered to be a major source of human salmonellosis in the United Kingdom (UK). Despite a number of control programmes implemented within the UK, such as the Zoonoses National Control Programme (ZNCP), the prevalence of Salmonella in the UK slaughter pig population remains over 20% [1]. In particular, S. Typhimurium (including monophasic variants) continues to be a predominant serotype in humans, which is known to be most commonly found in pigs [2]. Therefore, to identify potential control measures that could reduce the number of human Salmonella cases it is necessary to understand the farm-to-consumption chain for pork and pork products. However, implementing control measures across the whole pig industry and food-chain would be a costly large scale project. It is therefore important to assess whether the benefit of implementing the control measures justifies the cost.