Food safety on the slaughterline: inspection of pig heads

J.V. Petersen, Jens Kirk Andersen, F. Sorensen, H. Knudsen

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This paper summarises information on the current inspection procedures for pig heads on the slaughterline and their impact on food safety, and considers the implications for food safety of certain lesions. It is argued that although a modified slaughter and inspection technique would decrease the contamination of the carcase with pathogenic microorganisms, leaving lesions in the head undiscovered would be of little or no importance either for human health or for the overall supervision of animal health.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number25
Pages (from-to)782-784
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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