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
FY 2020 Request for Proposals Pre-Harvest Safety Research
Posted April 13, 2020
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is soliciting research proposals for pre-harvest beef safety research. Research ideas should focus on the pre-harvest sector but can include final product sampling where appropriate. A focus on Salmonella in the pre-harvest sector will be prioritized. Click here to learn more.
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