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Research Project: Mitigation Approaches for Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine for Use During Production and Processing

Location: Meat Safety & Quality Research

Title: SMART antimicrobial resistance goals to drive meat safety improvement

item Schmidt, John

Submitted to: International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/28/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: Concerns that food-animal production significantly contributes to antimicrobial-resistant human infections have persisted for more than 20 years. Most antimicrobial resistance concerns are generalized, not specific. By their nature, non-specific concerns are unfalsifiable and can never be scientifically alleviated or remediated. Therefore, antimicrobial resistance meat safety improvement begins with defining SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time bound) antimicrobial resistance goals. This presentation will begin the SMART process for the highest priority antimicrobial resistance issues facing the meat industry to facilitate scientific goal attainment.