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Help with a survey looking at Foodborne pathogens on livestock farms

Moredun is working with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) to find out more about foodborne pathogens on-farm, to help determine where research and interventions would be best directed to reduce the risk of disease in both animals and people.

We are looking to gather your views in this short survey on how we can work together to reduce any impact of foodborne pathogens (bugs/microbes that cause foodborne diseases) on the farm and how potential interventions might be applied.

This survey is mainly focussed on livestock enterprises with cattle and/or sheep.

The responses from the survey will be anonymous and we are not collecting any personal information. The data will be used by Moredun and Food Standards Scotland to help guide research. The survey will take approx. 10 mins to complete.

The deadline for completing the survey is 6th December 2023.

Thank you very much for your time and help with this.



Information on foodborne pathogens: Foodborne diseases are caused by microbes (viruses, bacteria and parasites) that contaminate food and these may occur at all stages of the food chain. Examples of some of these microbes include: E. coli (O157 and other shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)), Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma and Cryptosporidium.

To date, efforts to reduce foodborne pathogens in meat have focussed mainly on practices during animal transport, within the abattoir, through the food supply chain and consumer handling. We are interested in finding out more about how these microbes enter the food chain at farm level and how we might work together to tackle this and reduce further spread of these pathogens through modest changes in management practices.

If you have any questions please email

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