Healthier animals produce safer food
Foodborne illness is a common and costly — yet preventable — public health issue. Pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli are frequently associated with consumption of animal protein products, and are often cited among the top five pathogens causing foodborne illness. Reducing pathogens in the gastro-intestinal tracts of animals can help reduce the risk of pathogens in food processing.
On the farm, conventional approaches like increased biosecurity, better hygiene, improvements in management and husbandry, and feed microbial security play critical roles. Going forward, however, it’s going to take innovative tools to reduce the risk of pathogens in food processing and assure greater food safety.
Effective pre-harvest food safety interventions can improve food safety on the farm through scientifically proven effects on the prevalence and number of foodborne pathogens in the gastrointestinal tracts of food animals.
When you’re part of the food supply chain, responsibility never takes a day off.
Meet the Diamond V food safety team
Diamond V has a long history of helping farmers to feed people safely and responsibly. We conduct research in numerous species and manufacture natural* immune support products that optimize animal health, animal performance, and food safety worldwide.
James McGinnis, M.S.
Director, Food Safety — Broilers
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