Safe Pork 2017After the completion of eleven Safepork conferences: Ames, Iowa (USA); Copenhagen, Denmark; Washington DC (USA); Leipzig (DE); Crete (GR); Sonoma Valley (California, USA); Verona, Italy; Quebec City, Canada; Maastricht, Netherlands; Portland, Maine (USA); and Porto (Portugal), the 12th conference was held in Iguassu Falls (Foz do Iguaçu), Brazil in 2017.

The meeting was organized in a partnership among Embrapa Suínos e Aves, the Brazilian Pig Veterinary Society (Abraves) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Pork is the most important source of animal protein in the world, and Brazil is one of the important players in the international market. Brazil´s performance in the last decade has been positive with an increase in production and exportation. In 2015, Brazil ranked as fourth producer and exporter of pork in the world. It is estimated that the pork production chain employs directly and indirectly about 835,000 people in Brazil. Brazilian pork is the result of an intensive and technological process that involves modern genetics, housing, management and feeding. For Brazil, hosting Safepork 2017 is also an opportunity to bring to South America an active and participative conference for all the players in this sector (producers, technicians, industry, policy makers and researchers), who can exchange knowledge and experience, fortifying relationships and discussing effective measures to improve food safety, from an integrated perspective.

Proceedings Information

Title: 12th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork - Proceedings Book, Foz do Iguaçu, august 21-24, 2017.
Corporate Author: International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork (12.: 2017, Foz do Iguaçu, PR)
Publisher (print edition): Embrapa Suínos e Aves
Publication year: 2017

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Keynotes
Epidemiology of foodborne pathogens and zoonotic diseases in the pork production chain
Surveillance and control of foodborne pathogens at pre-harvest and post-harvest level
Antimicrobials in swine production, antimicrobial resistance, alternative strategies to antimicrobial use
Risk assessment and risk communication in food safety
Slaughter process and meat inspection: quality, hygiene and safety
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