The Beef Safety Research program includes the study of cattle-borne pathogens with the potential for causing human illness and beef production practices that may indirectly affect human health. Historically, this Beef Checkoff Program has focused research on every step in the production chain, evaluating potential safety-enhancing interventions. In recent years, this checkoff safety program has concentrated on discovering opportunities for reducing safety threats at pre-harvest.
- Maintain consumer confidence in beef as a safe and wholesome food
- Identify strategies and technology to continuously improve the safety of beef and beef products from farm to table
- Serve as industry resource for current, science-based beef safety information