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Cost of Salmonella Control in Broilers: Experiences of Sweden and Denmark and Implications for the United States

Investigators
Roberts, Tanya
Institutions
USDA - Economic Research Service
Start date
2015
End date
2015
Objective
Sweden has successfully controlled Salmonella in their production of broilers for 20 years. Recently, Denmark has achieved very low levels of Salmonella in their production of broilers. This research, in collaboration with ARS, examines the practices and technologies used in these countries, from farm to fork, to assure control over Salmonella. We have visited producers, government officials, and researchers in Denmark and Sweden and are in the process of writing up a description of their systems and estimating the costs of control. We will develop several scenarios for the United States, based on the practices in Sweden and Denmark, and estimate the economic benefits and costs for each scenario.
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NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Sweden and Denmark have achieved very low levels of Salmonella in their production of broilers. This research, in collaboration with ARS, examines the practices and technologies used in these countries, from farm to fork, to assure control over Salmonella. We will develop several control scenarios for the United States and estimate the economic benefits and costs for each scenario.

APPROACH: Interviews and data collection to estimate costs of controlling Salmonella in broilers.

PROGRESS: 2003/10 TO 2004/09
Worked with Stan Bailey to outline several scenarios for USA on Salmonella control in broiler production. One scenario follows the Swedish Model. Another scenario follows the Danish model. A third scenario follows the new proposed US regulations for Salmonella control in eggs on the farm. The fourth scenario uses vaccination against Salmonella as a key control strategy. An ERS AER, titled "Cost of Salmonella Control in Broilers: Experiences of Sweden and enmark and Implications for the United States," has been outlined. Both data on the experiences in Sweden and Denmark are included as well as the scenarios for developing cost and benefit estimates.

Funding Source
Economic Research Service
Project number
DSHE19
Accession number
406285
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens