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IN line with EU Regulation 2160/2003, and following the successful implementation of the Salmonella national control programmes within the poultry industry, a national control programme for Salmonella in pigs is likely to commence in 2013. The aim of this programme will be to protect public health by reducing the risk of foodborne disease due to Salmonella in consumers of pig meat and associated products.
The purpose of this letter is to inform all veterinary surgeons in pig practice that the British Pig Executive (BPEX) and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) are jointly launching a series of leaflets aimed at keeping veterinary surgeons with pig farms under their care up to date with the latest information on Salmonella control methods and developments within the national control programme. These …