Estimation of prevalence of Salmonella on pig carcasses and pork joints, using a quantitative risk assessment model aided by meta-analysis.

@article{Barron2009EstimationOP,
  title={Estimation of prevalence of Salmonella on pig carcasses and pork joints, using a quantitative risk assessment model aided by meta-analysis.},
  author={Ursula Gonzales Barron and Ilias Soumpasis and Francis Butler and Deirdre M Prendergast and Sharon Duggan and Geraldine Duffy},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={274-85}
}
This risk assessment study aimed to estimate the prevalence of Salmonella on pig carcasses and pork joints produced in slaughterhouses, on the basis that within groups of slaughter there is a strong association between the proportion of Salmonella-positive animals entering the slaughter lines (x) and the resulting proportion of contaminated eviscerated pig carcasses (y). To this effect, the results of a number of published studies reporting estimates of x and y were assembled in order to model… CONTINUE READING