Regulation (EC) 854/2004 opens up the opportunity to implement risk based meat inspection of fattening pigs without incision. A concept for implementation of a food safety improving meat inspection without incision was approved in practice and evaluated. It includes a serological monitoring for categorising pig herds according to the risk related to food safety concerning Mycobacterium ovum, a specific test to detect residues of antimicrobial substances and to fulfill the criteria of Regulation (EC) 1244/2007. The concept is suitable for practical implementation. In comparison to the traditional meat inspection system the new system enables control of food safety hazards on farm level. Omitting of incision of the mandibular lymph nodes showed a significant reduction in the cross contamination of Salmonella.
|Journal||Archiv für Lebensmittelhygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- pathogenic yersinia-enterocolitica
- food-chain information