Recent news reports have told of a new rapid microbiology test system that could identify salmonella contamination of products, especially Pork, within minutes.
The equipment it is said may cost as little as £500 and tests would cost £3 each.
It will help to drive down and manage salmonella contamination in pork products and reap the rewards from an assured public in the same way they are enjoyed by the Lion egg producers.
That’s the view of those smaller pig producers who believe that the cost of reducing salmonella contamination will be too much for them and they will go out of business.
On the other hand perhaps the premium paid for tested, salmonella free meat may well outweigh the cost of better contamination management.