Quality and Integrity of Organic Eggs, Chicken Meat and Pork (QEMP)

Project Details


Organic piglets are born outdoor and stays with the sow longer than in conventional pig production, expected to provide better animal welfare. Nevertheless, organic pigs may still be challenged with weaning diarrhoea and exposure to parasites and pathogens.

Our focus is how alternative feed types rich in fructan affect the intestinal microflora composition in weaning and slaughter pigs. In particular, if fructan-rich feed (prebiotic) promote growth of beneficial bacteria and possibly reduce the campylobacter excretion level. The later has implications for the food safety of pork.

The overall objective of the collaborative project are to make a proposal for new and better production strategies for organic pork, chicken meat and eggs. These strategies should comply with the organic idea of integrated production and ensure organic products of high quality.
Effective start/end date01/03/200631/07/2010

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Danish Meat Research Institute (Project partner)


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