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Human Nutrition
Systematic Reviews of Observational and Experimental Human Studies Related to Pork Intake and Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin-Resistance Syndrome or Its Components
The objective of this research was to perform a systematic review of the scientific literature related to pork intake and type 2 diabetes, insulin-resistance syndrome (metabolic syndrome) or its...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Expansion of the Salmonella in Pork Risk Assessment: Incorporation of Toxoplasma in pork, and assessing the relationship between on-farm factors and risk.
We extended our previous farm-to-illness model (NPB project number 07-079) to incorporate the risk of human toxoplasmosis as well as salmonellosis, from the consumption of both fresh intact pork...
Human Nutrition
US Pork Consumption and Nutritional Contribution of Pork to the Diet of the US
A typical 3-oz serving of pork is an excellent source of protein, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, B6, phosphorus and a good source of zinc and potassium. Many cuts of pork, including several cuts of...
Human Nutrition
Assessment of the Potential Human Exposure to Heterocyclic Amines from Cooked Meat Products
The main objectives of this study are to review of the major categories of fresh and processed meat products that are candidates for heterocyclic amine (HCA) formation and develop a matrix of levels...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Risk Assessment for Salmonella spp. in Cooked Pork
The purpose of this research was to develop a retail-to-table risk assessment to evaluate the likelihood of developing salmonellosis from consumption of a serving of enhanced or un-enhanced pork...
Swine Health-PRRS
Development of a Broadly Protective PRRS Vaccine
The current vaccines against PRRSV protect pigs exposed to the strain used to make the vaccine, but not to the many field strains that herds encounter. The lack of protection against heterologous...
Post-Harvest Pork Safety
Prevalence and Levels of Salmonella spp. on Retail Pork Cuts
Study Approach: A total of 4,000 retail pork products were examined during January – March, 2007, from 4 locations in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States, including Green Bay, WI,...
Swine Health-PRRS
Development and Optimization of a Blocking ELISA for Type 1 and Type 2 Strains of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
The NPB Initiative recognizes that the most effective way to control PRRS is to eliminate the virus from domestic swine herds. Control and elimination strategies should include diagnostic tools that...
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