Henrik Wegener – University of Copenhagen

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Salmonella Control Programs in Denmark

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Henrik Caspar Wegener, Tine Hald, Danilo Lo Fo Wong, M. Madsen, Helle Korsgaard, Flemming Bager, P. Gerner-Smidt, K. Mølbak

We describe Salmonella control programs of broiler chickens, layer hens, and pigs in Denmark. Major reductions in the incidence of foodborne human salmonellosis have occurred by integrated control of farms and food processing plants. Disease control has been achieved by monitoring the herds and flocks, eliminating infected animals, and diversifying animals (animals and products are processed differently depending on Salmonella status) and animal food products according to the determined risk. In 2001, the Danish society saved U.S.$25.5 million by controlling Salmonella. The total annual Salmonella control costs in year 2001 were U.S.$14.1 million (U.S.$0.075/kg of pork and U.S.$0.02/kg of broiler or egg). These costs are paid almost exclusively by the industry. The control principles described are applicable to most industrialized countries with modern intensive farming systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)
Volume9
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)774-780
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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