Short News 2011: EAAP conference session on piglet castration In Stavanger

One of the conference sessions at the EAAP 2011 Annual Meeting on August 30 in Stavanger did focus on “Consumer studies of the consequences of stopping piglet castration”. Papers were presented on ‘Consumer attitude and acceptance of boar taint’, ‘Androstenone cut-off levels for acceptability of entire male pork by French consumers’, ‘Consumer awareness and acceptance of the method of surgical castration and the use of vaccination to control boar taint’, ‘Acceptability of meat with different levels of boar taint compounds for Spanish and English consumers’, and ‘Consumer perception of meat from entire male pigs as affected by labeling and malodorous compounds’.

More information can be obtained at http://www.eaap.org/Stavanger/Sessions/Session%2023.html