The project aims to characterise the spread of contamination with food-borne pathogens at various points along the lamb production chain and evaluate intervention methods to control that spread.
<p>The effects of on-farm management practices as well as transport, marketing and lairage factors, on both MHS clean livestock category and microbiological contamination, are being examined to clarify the present knowledge base.
<p>The project plans to produce a HACCP based approach to the farm to abattoir production of sheep meat.
The results generated by this project have been used to generate key messages which have been promoted to the meat industry as 'best practice' for the production of clean sheep for slaughter.
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.