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Review of Current Slaughtering Methods for Cattle and Sheep that Avoid Risk of Dissemination of Brain Particles into Blood and Carcass, and Maintain Good Welfare and Operator Safety Standards

Institutions
Silsoe Research Institute
University of Bristol
Start date
2002
End date
2003
Objective
This research project aims to evaluate existing and novel stunning methods used for stunning cattle and sheep with regard to animal welfare, public health and operator safety.
More information
One aim of the Agency's TSE programme is to establish the extent and risk of carcass contamination at slaughter and during carcass dressing.

Since the confirmation of a link between BSE and vCJD there has been concern about the current stunning methods in cattle.

This study will investigate the current situation and the alternative possibilities for stunning cattle and sheep.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
M03022
Categories
Viruses and Prions