Salmonella as a Foodborne Pathogen in Pork

North Carolina State University Animal Science Fact Sheet ANS01-816S. Foodborne salmonellosis is a serious problem and one that must be addressed by our industry. Unfortunately, we have much to learn about how we can implement pre-harvest control. Until that time, farmers should strive to improve pen hygiene, implement an aggressive rodent control program and endorse post-harvest irradiation of pork. While irradiation should not be adopted as an excuse for poor pre-harvest control, it is the best technique available at the moment for decreasing the contamination of pork and subsequently the incidence of salmonellosis in consumers-our ultimate customers.