Chicken without Salmonella soon to become a reality? As far as breeding is concerned at least, the war against the bacterium continues relentlessly. As for regulation, it is constantly been strengthened to protect the consumer. But even the strictest hygiene cannot itself alone achieve miracles. Sooner or later, a decisive scientific step in the right direction will be required. This is exactly what is being prepared at the Animal Science Unit of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. The solution? It’s in the egg of course!
Such a constraint is merely a new sword of Damocles hanging over the head of poultry breeders. It is true that even if Salmonella does not directly affect the health of their chickens or compromise their growth, it can henceforth create a lot of problems for them on the economic front. The sector is fragile and its profit margins are limited. If the practical introduction of this regulation is not stopped as we write these lines, we can here?by affirm that it will create additional costs for the breeders whose flocks will be tested positive.