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Economic Evaluation of Defra's Policy on Food Borne Pathogens in Live Animals - ER02045

Description
The numbers of food poisoning notifications and cases of human infectious intestinal disease have been increasing in recent decades, particularly over the last decade. Among bacterial causes, Salmonella and campylobacter account for most reported incidents. Since the mid 1980s, incidents caused by vercytotoxin producing E.coli O157 have been increasing in prevalence and, although it still accounts for less than 1 % of cases, the consequences in terms of human illness can be particularly severe. Many of the food poisoning cases are associated with meat or livestock products of some description, and most are associated with organisms that are present in farm animals, particularly poultry and cattle

The principal aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of MAFF policies aimed at minimising contamination of the food chain through reducing the prevalence of food borne pathogens for which farm livestock acts as a reservoir.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Economic Evaluation of Defra's Policy on Food Borne Pathogens in Live Animals   (395k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £69,950
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Reading
Keywords
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Animal              
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Food Safety              
Health              
Pathogens