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EFSA: Salmonella in breeding pigs in the EU
EFSA: Salmonella in breeding pigs in the EU


The results of an EU-wide survey on Salmonella in breeding pigs were published by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) in December 2009.


The report states that Salmonella was commonly detected in holdings with breeding pigs in most EU Member States, further studies on surveillance for Salmonella in breeding pigs are therefore recommended. Salmonella (mainly Derby and Typhimurium) was found in all but two out of 24 Member States plus Norway and Switzerland. On average, Salmonella was found in 1 out of 3 holdings with breeding pigs across the EU, but the figures in the report vary greatly between Member States.
The results found in this survey will be used to setting reduction targets for breeding pigs as part of the overall EU strategy to reduce food-borne diseases in humans. For more information and for the complete report: EFSA website