Verification of good production practices that reduce the risk of exposure of pigs toTrichinella

H.R. Gamble, D. Pyburn, L.A. Anderson, L.E. Miller
2001 Parasite  
Control of Trichinella infection in swine has traditionally been accomplished by inspection of individual carcasses or by postslaughter processing to inactivate parasites. Recent declines in prevalence of this parasite in domestic swine, coupled with improvements in swine management systems, offer the opportunity to document pork safety during the production phase. We report here on a certification pilot study using an audit to document good production practices for swine relative to the risk
more » ... exposure to trichinae. Based on the results, improvements in the program have been made and further studies will be undertaken prior to launching a voluntary trichinae herd certification program in the United States.
doi:10.1051/parasite/200108s2233 pmid:11484365 fatcat:fgau7w43tvgylc2cqisqiybwha