Poultry Sampling Scheme Aims To Cut Salmonella

WALES - A programme aiming to protect public health by updating controls of salmonella in poultry has gone out to consultation.
calendar icon 4 September 2007
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A UK-wide survey of commercial laying flocks in 2004-05 showed that around 8% of layer flock holdings in the UK were infected with salmonella.


Wales Minister for Rural Affairs Elin Jones announced the Welsh Assembly Government consultation yesterday and said the proposed regulations provided a framework for the national control programme of sampling and testing.

“It will set the target for an annual reduction of at least 10% in the number of positive adult laying flocks, compared with the previous year,” she said.

The starting baseline in Wales – and the rest of the UK – will be 8% prevalence of salmonella enteritidis and s.salmonella typhimurium serotypes.

A UK-wide survey of commercial laying flocks in 2004-05 showed that around 8% of layer flock holdings in the UK were infected with salmonella.

Source: icWales
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