The Beef Safety Research program includes the study of cattle-borne pathogens with the potential for causing human illness and beef production practices that may indirectly affect human health. Historically, this Beef Checkoff Program has focused research on every step in the production chain, evaluating potential safety-enhancing interventions. In recent years, this checkoff safety program has concentrated on discovering opportunities for reducing safety threats at pre-harvest.
- Maintain consumer confidence in beef as a safe and wholesome food
- Identify strategies and technology to continuously improve the safety of beef and beef products from farm to table
- Serve as industry resource for current, science-based beef safety information
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2016 Beef Industry Safety Summit Meeting Summary Available
Along with the latest beef safety research and a regulatory update, a record-breaking attendance of more than 250 beef industry leaders at the 2016 Beef Industry Safety Summit, learned how topics such as sustainability vs. safety, whole genome sequencing (WGS), antimicrobial use vs. resistance formation and the evolution of liability and food safety offer both challenges and opportunities for the beef industry. This summary provides an overview of the sessions held during this three-day summit.