Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

The new European food safety legislative demands a risk-based improvement of the processes of meat production from farm to fork instead of just inspecting the carcasses of each slaughtered pig. One major tool to include the pre-harvest stage of meat production is profiling herds serologically especially for latent zoonotic infections. The paper describes the inclusion of continuously serological testing for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using meat juice samples.

Book Title

30th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

87-89

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-582

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Toxoplasma gondiiprevalence in confinement pig herds measured by meat juice serology at slaughter

Maastricht, Netherlands

The new European food safety legislative demands a risk-based improvement of the processes of meat production from farm to fork instead of just inspecting the carcasses of each slaughtered pig. One major tool to include the pre-harvest stage of meat production is profiling herds serologically especially for latent zoonotic infections. The paper describes the inclusion of continuously serological testing for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using meat juice samples.