The Beef Safety Research program includes the study of cattle-borne pathogens and/or their resistance, with the potential for causing human illness and beef production practices that may impact either. Historically, this Beef Checkoff-funded Program has focused research on every step in the production chain, evaluating potential safety-enhancing interventions. In recent years, this 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
2020 Beef Industry Safety Summit Call for Abstracts
Scientists from universities, USDA-ARS AND/OR companies are invited to present research results from projects that were funded by ALL funding sources, not just The Beef Checkoff. Progress reports for projects that are ongoing (i.e. USDA-funded multi-year projects) are welcome, even if the work is not complete. Abstracts must be submitted by COB November 22nd. Abstracts will be evaluated by a selection committee and applicants will be notified regarding acceptance for an oral session by COB December 16th. Click here for abstract submission details.
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