New food safety roadshow for egg producers aims to minimise risk of salmonella

A new series of food safety events for egg producers are taking place this September, organised by Elanco. The Food Safety Program (FSP) Roadshow will take place in Scotland, Yorkshire and Shropshire and is aiming to support the industry in maintaining food safety standards.

Rosie Booth, technical consultant at Elanco said food safety standards in the egg supply chain start on-farm and attending this event will enable producers to minimise the risk of Salmonella.

“This is a farmer-facing program which is designed to help producers maintain food safety standards. We’ve worked in collaboration with Noble Foods, egg producers and vets to benefit producers and ensure the UK’s high reputation remains,” she said.

The FSP takes producers on a journey which will enable them to maintain food safety standards by encouraging them to challenge their current practices, stay alert to any changes on-farm and keep improving food safety, she said.

“Initially, producers will review what they’re doing on-farm so they can identify and prioritise risk factors. Then the producer’s packer, if they are aligned to one, Elanco and the farm vet can benchmark the results and help come up with a plan to further reduce risks or keep their risk low.”

A number of industry experts will be speaking at the roadshow, which will include seminars on biosecurity, Salmonella genome sequencing and prevalence, pest and rodent control as well as a practical Code of Practice update from the BEIC.

Producers can register for a place here https://www.myelanco.co.uk/pub/fsp-roadshow-registration

There are three events are taking place on the following days, with an 11am start

- The Royal Highland Centre in Scotland on 15 September

- The Great Yorkshire Showground in Yorkshire on 21 September

- Oswestry Showground in Shropshire on 23 September

 

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