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Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity by Jeffrey Hoorfar

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The free-range meat paradox: the conflict between free-range poultry production systems and biocontainment against zoonotic microorganisms

L.S. Christensen,     Islands Organic Ltd, Denmark

Abstract:

This case study takes as its starting point the paradox of free-range poultry production – the fact that this production system (which is favourably viewed by a certain segment of consumers) does not allow biocontainment against zoonotic microorganisms, so may increase the risk of transmission of foodborne disease. It demonstrates how basic research-driven studies into the colonization dynamics of Salmonella and Campylobacter in free-range geese have revealed approaches that could potentially be used to mitigate the risk of foodborne transmission ...

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