A coordinated approach is needed to reduce bacterial loads, maintain animal health
Salmonella infections are among the most common foodborne infections affecting humans. Salmonella enterica can be transmitted from feed to animals, then to human food. Animal feed ingredients — particularly animal and plant-derived protein meals — are frequently contaminated with Salmonella either from the source, the processing plant or due to recontamination in feed mills. To produce Salmonella-free feed, contamination of ingredients and/or feeds, as well as pathogen growth in the feed, need to be prevented.