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Animal health and food safety.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10885104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foods of animal origin have an important role in a balanced diet and must be safe for human consumption. Equally important is the need for the food to be perceived as safe by the consumer. Safe food of animal origin must be free from animal pathogens that infect man and from contamination by residues. While intensive farming practices have been linked with the rise in foodborne illness in humans, it is interesting to note that the rise has continued even when there has been a shift to less intensive farm production systems. While the production of meat, milk and eggs, regardless of new technology or changes in production methods, cannot be expected to achieve zero bacterial risk, there is the need to reduce the risk and, where possible, eliminate it at the 'on the farm stage'. The current use of the terms 'farm-to-table', 'stable-to-table' and 'plough-to-plate' clearly identifies the farm as one part of the production chain which must be considered in terms of food safety.
A M Johnston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical bulletin     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0007-1420     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Med. Bull.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-19     Completed Date:  2000-07-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376542     Medline TA:  Br Med Bull     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Diseases / prevention & control
Animal Husbandry*
Consumer Product Safety
Drug Residues
Food Contamination*
Growth Substances / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Growth Substances

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