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Food Microbiol. 2018 Oct;75:114-118. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Animal production, animal health and food safety: Gaps and challenges in the chilean industry.

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Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL de SalmonChile), Av. Juan Soler Manfredini 41, Of. 1802, Puerto Montt, Chile.
International Livestock Research Institute, East and Southeast Asia Regional Office, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
Asociación Gremial de Productores de Cerdos de Chile (ASPROCER), Av. Isidora Goyenechea 2939, Of. 101, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
SOPRAVAL, Panamericana Norte 500, La Calera, Valparaíso, Chile.
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, 1971 Commonwealth Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA; Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias, Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.
AGROSUPER, Camino La Estrella 401, Of. 7, Sector Punta de Cortés, Rancagua, Chile.
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, International Affairs (USDA-APHIS-IS), US Embassy, SES Quadra 801, Brasilia 70403-900, Brazil.
Agencia Chilena para la Inocuidad y Calidad Alimentaria (ACHIPIA), Calle Nueva York 17, 4to piso, Santiago, Chile.
Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB), Republica 440, Santiago, Chile.
Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB), Republica 440, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address:


This paper summarizes the gaps and challenges related to animal production, health, and food safety as discussed by a panel at the 1st International Symposium of Food Safety (ISFS) in Santiago, Chile, in December 2016. Participating representatives of academia, industry, and government and statements from the audience confirmed that food safety is essential for increasing food security. First, panelists identified the need for a science-based regulatory framework to implement effective regulations. Second, they highlighted the importance of a risk analysis framework to quantify the risk of the potential for antimicrobial resistance associated with the use of antimicrobials, and the need of studies to evaluate foodborne prevention/control strategies. Third, the challenges of filling the gaps between industry and academia were addressed, including examples of successful collaboration, opportunities, and weakness identified by industry. Finally, challenges in animal food production included issues related to changing consumer preferences, animal welfare, the use of antimicrobials, and sustainable animal production. The symposium provided a regional platform to share experiences from the implementation of methods and approaches for food safety. The roundtable successfully explored the future science and technology challenges that are of strategic importance for Chile and the region in animal health and food safety.


Animal health; Food production; Food safety; Industry-academia collaboration; Policy; Regulatory science

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