Swine health impact on carcass contamination and human foodborne risk.

@article{Hurd2008SwineHI,
  title={Swine health impact on carcass contamination and human foodborne risk.},
  author={Harry Hurd and Jean M. Brudvig and James S. Dickson and Jovan Mir{\vc}eta and Miroslava Polovinski and Neal Matthews and Ronald C Griffith},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={343-51}
}
OBJECTIVE This study measured the relationship between lesions suggestive of subclinical pig illness at harvest to carcass contamination and human foodborne risk. METHODS Over the course of eight visits (December 2005 to January 2006), we swabbed 280 randomly selected carcasses, during normal slaughter operations, at three points in the slaughter line: skin pre-scald; the bung or pelvic cavity following removal of the distal colon and rectum; and pleural cavity, immediately before the final… CONTINUE READING