Download Quantitative risk assessment of Salmonella in sheep meat produced in New Zealand
An epidemic of Salmonella Brandenburg abortions in sheep in the South Island, peaking in 2000, and consequential increase in human cases and detections on sheep meat resulted in a "Quantitative risk assessment of Salmonella in sheep meat produced in New Zealand (Sal-QRA)". The Sal-QRA programme has identified the prevalence and levels on carcass meat of Salmonella after slaughter, and demonstrated a significant decrease during processing. Similarly, the failure to identify any cases-control association with consumption of sheep meat suggests that a foodborne route of infection is not contributing significantly to the burden of S. Brandenburg cases.
MPI business units