Game Meat Hygiene in Focus

Game Meat Hygiene in Focus

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Game meat is consumed world-wide. In most regions, it contributes only a small part to the overall meat and food supply, but for reasons of animal welfare and sustainability it is sometimes considered an alternative to meat from farmed animals. Despite differences in game species, ante mortem conditions (free-range or fenced; wild or semi-domesticated), hunting or harvesting procedures and further handling of the carcass, there are common requirements as regards meat safety and quality. Whereas meat hygiene and safety have been an issue in game meat for export/import for a long time, primary production, domestic supply and direct supply to the consumer have recently been addressed by legislation and these sectors still present unresolved questions and challenges.This book combines 24 contributions presenting the view of experts in game meat hygiene and quality. They address four main topics: i.e. 'hygiene and microbiology', 'epidemiology', 'risk assessment and management' and 'muscle biology and meat quality'. In addition to contributions on this topic by authors from eight European countries, a South African perspective is provided, thus representing the standpoint of a major game meat exporter.This volume is the first in a series on safety and quality assurance along the game meat chain, following a 'from forest to fork' approach and is targeted to scientists in academia and industry, graduate students as well as to governmental officials in veterinary public health and food safety.Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals. Available at: ... Padeshki, P.I., Ivanov, I.N., Popov, B. and Kantardjiev, T.V., 2010. The role ofbirds in dissemination ofFrancisellaanbsp;...

Title:Game Meat Hygiene in Focus
Author:International Research Forum on Game Meat Hygiene. Conference
Publisher:Wageningen Academic Pub - 2011


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