Colorado State University Archives - Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Research

Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.

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Human Nutrition
Determination of DIAAS and PDCAAS for Pork Burger, Plant-Based Burgers, and the Combined Meal of Burger Bun and Burgers
Plant-based meat is available in human nutrition and has become more popular. Therefore, there has been an interest in the development of plant-based alternative proteins such as plant-based burgers....
Human Nutrition
A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Pork Meat and Non-Meat Alternative Patties
The purpose of the industry summary is to provide producers with a quick reference to research results supported by Checkoff dollars. This summary is intended for non-technical audiences. Increasing...
Animal Well-being
Animal caretakers perspectives on performing euthanasia on commercial sow farms
Human Nutrition
Nutrient Profile Analysis of Pork and Alternative Protein Sources
An evaluation of the suitability of porcine lung tissue for human
The objective of this study was to provide evidence of the safety of pork lungs for human consumption via determining the prevalence of potentially pathogenic bacteria and infectious agents known to...
Pork fibrin used as a meat binder in pork variety and offal meats
The objective was to conduct a proof of concept for the use of fibrin from pork blood to create value-added export items from various pork offal items and variety meats. Fibrin is a cold set...
Pork Safety - Post-Harvest
Review of Literature and Needs Assessment for Use of Pathogen Reduction Technologies (PRTS) In Fresh Pork
The United States is the world’s third-largest pork producer and the largest pork exporter. In 2012, U.S. pork production was about 10.4 million metric tonnes (MT), over 2.3 million MT of which...
Animal Well-being
Evaluation and Application of Humane Hypoxia Euthanasia for Nursery Pigs
Humane euthanasia of sick or injured pigs raised in a commercial production facility is necessary when veterinary medical care and economic considerations deem that the animal cannot be...
Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
A Diagnostic for Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes as an Indicator of Hygiene on Food Contact and Non-Food Contact Surfaces in the Pork Processing Environment
During this project, a self contained test was developed, which was capable of rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes on food contact and non-contact surfaces, as well as on samples of...
Pork Safety - Post-Harvest
Optimization of Antimicrobials for Control of Listeria monocytogenes and for Acceptable Pork Product Quality
Listeria monocytogenes, the causative agent of listeriosis, is an important food-borne pathogen that has become a major food safety concern. This microorganism is ubiquitous in the environment and is...
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