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PREHARVEST FOOD SAFETY STRATEGIES IN FEEDLOT ANIMAL PRODUCTION
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, 18-20 May 2005 (Beijing, China) Publication Date 18 May 2005 701P0205.(doi:10.13031/2013.18421)
Authors: S.L. McClanahan
Keywords: HACCP, beef, feedlot, food animal, preharvest, food safety
In the United States, great measures have been taken to produce safe food for consumers. Yet,
foodborne illnesses due to bacterial pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella spp.
remain ongoing problems in the food industry. With the identification of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy in North America, the potential for zoonotic contamination of the food supply
remains real. In addition, growing concerns over antibiotic residues and resistance problems
related to food animal industries continue to increase. Furthermore, heightened consumer
awareness of animal handling and welfare has placed new demands on food animal production