Review--animal waste used as livestock feed: dangers to human health.

  title={Review--animal waste used as livestock feed: dangers to human health.},
  author={E R Haapapuro and Neal D. Barnard and Malene Simon},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={26 5 Pt 1},
Foodborne illness remains a common and serious problem, despite efforts to improve slaughterhouse inspection and food preparation practices. A potential contributor to this problem that has heretofore escaped serious public health scrutiny is the feeding of animal excrement to livestock, a common practice in some parts of the United States. In 1994, 18% of poultry producers in Arkansas collectively fed more than 1,000 tons of poultry litter to cattle, and the procedure is also common in some… CONTINUE READING