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Animal Health, Food Safety Link Studied (via Farm Futures)

A team of experts took on the challenge to look at the science of how changes to animal health impacts food safety. “The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes,” published by the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology, cites challenges agriculture faces in meeting some consumer demands while maintaining animal health and food safety.

Task force chair Scott Hurd, DVM, associate professor of veterinary medicine at Iowa State University and former deputy undersecretary for food safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, presented a summary of the report to several audiences. During his presentation, Hurd discussed how changes to the care and health of the animals may impact public health and food safety.

 

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Download the report: The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes.

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