Salmonella infections persist in farms
• Salmonella is part of the normal intestinal flora of many animals and can survive in faeces for more than 9 days.
• It may contaminate a large variety of food products, including meat, eggs, vegetables, and fruit, etc.
• Contamination can occur at any point in the livestock food production chain, from the hen house to the consumer’s chopping board.
• Food safety control programs to reduce contamination might take years to implement.
Research trials conducted on breeders, egg-laying hens, and broilers, have demonstrated that Safmannan®, a selected yeast fraction, is an effective nutritional intervention. In addition to its main impact on the health and performance of birds, Safmannan® also reduces vertical and horizontal contamination on the farm, as well as Salmonella prevalence or enumeration in carcasses.