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Title: Blowing in the wind

item GOODRICK, SCOTT - Forest Service (FS)
item Cray, Paula
item Berrang, Mark

Submitted to: International Association for Food Protection
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2011
Publication Date: 7/30/2011
Citation: Goodrick, S., Cray, P.J., Berrang, M.E. 2011. Blowing in the wind. International Association for Food Protection. July 30-August 4, 2011. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: How climate impacts safety of food supply is complex. The chain from primary production to the dinner plate allows many opportunities for contamination. In the simplest sense increased temperature favors increased growth rates of microbes and this impact could occur at any stage along the chain. Higher temperatures lead to increases in infectious microbes in the environment which can directly infect livestock, however changes in human behavior in warmer temperatures also influence infection rates. The combination of direct environmental effects and indirect links through human behavior complicate the issue. Overall warm moist environments favor the growth of microbes. This presentation explores the effects climate change may exert on persistence and recovery of Salmonella from food animals.