The Zoonoses National Control Programme (ZNCP) will step up a gear from 1 July 2012 to help farmers identify the best salmonella control methods for their particular farm.
The current meat juice testing for salmonella antibodies will be suspended on 1 July 2012.
This is to make way for an on-farm salmonella risk assessment tool which will help identify the most effective control methods for each producer’s set up.
“The new tool will provide farmers with clear information regarding the herd’s current salmonella risks,” explains Katrin Turvey, BPEX’s veterinary programme manager. “The farmer or veterinarian can use the outcomes of the risk assessment to create a meaningful on farm salmonella control plan, which is a requirement of red tractor assurance”
June 2012/ BPEX/ United Kingdom.