For safe consumers, SALMONELLA control in pigs
For more than one reason, Salmonella is a pathogen to watch. It is one of the most common food-borne pathogens and with antimicrobial resistance becoming a problem, also multi-resistant strains of Salmonella have been identified.
In the swine industry, Salmonella may be present during the entire production life cycle in pigs and disseminated in faeces for several weeks or months without signs of clinical disease. When Salmonella is present in the gastro intestinal tract (GIT), it might contaminate carcasses during the slaughter process, and become a source of food poisoning and bacterial gastro-enteritis in humans.