Survey into salmonella in EU pigs
The European Union will investigate its member states'
pig sectors for salmonella infection.
The research should show to what extent the pig sectors in the various
member states are contaminated - according to the Dutch Product Board for
Livestock and Meat (PVE).
As a consequence of the research, guidelines shall be written to fight the
bacteria. The research project will last until the end of September 2007.
Tests will be taken in e.g. slaughterhouses - the number of samples,
between six and 20, depends on the abattoirs' slaughtering capacity.
In the Netherlands, the pig sector started with a
compulsory research into salmonella
infection on fattening pig farms and slaughterhouses in February last
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