Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the Salmonella occurrence in two Spanish pig slaughterhouses analysing the lairage, slaughter line, carcasses and the cutting plants thereof. The results obtained showed a decrease of Salmonella prevalence from the lairage to the cutting plant. The high levels of contamination in holding pens and several points of the slaughter line point them out as the major risk sources of Salmonella spreading within the slaughterhouse. The main Salmonella serotypes previously reported in Spanish finishing pig farms were found at both slaughterhouses. S. Typhimurium isolates recovered from different points of the slaughter chain were typed by MLVA.

Book Title

40th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

118-121

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-592

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Occurrence and epidemiology of Salmonella enterica in two slaughterhouses and cutting plants in Spain

Maastricht, Netherlands

This study aimed at investigating the Salmonella occurrence in two Spanish pig slaughterhouses analysing the lairage, slaughter line, carcasses and the cutting plants thereof. The results obtained showed a decrease of Salmonella prevalence from the lairage to the cutting plant. The high levels of contamination in holding pens and several points of the slaughter line point them out as the major risk sources of Salmonella spreading within the slaughterhouse. The main Salmonella serotypes previously reported in Spanish finishing pig farms were found at both slaughterhouses. S. Typhimurium isolates recovered from different points of the slaughter chain were typed by MLVA.