Manon Racicot

Manon Racicot
Canadian Food Inspection Agency · Science branch

DVM, PhD

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Introduction
Manon Racicot is a veterinary epidemiologist working for the CFIA. She completed her DVM in 2007 and her PhD in 2011 at the Université de Montréal. The objectives of her PhD were to assess biosecurity compliance using hidden cameras, and evaluate strategies to enhance compliance. Her doctoral thesis was accepted with excellence and was nominated for the Dean’s honour list. From 2011 to 2013, she worked for the Office of Animal Biosecurity (CFIA), developing biosecurity standards at the farm-level and she is now working as a food safety risk assessor, leading the development of risk-based oversight models for food establishments, importers, hatcheries and feed mills. She is also an adjunct professor at the Université de Montréal.
Additional affiliations
June 2014 - present
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Position
  • Veterinary epidemiologist, food safety risk assessor
May 2011 - June 2014
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Position
  • Veterinary epidemiologist, Biosecurity Expert

Publications

Publications (43)
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People can act as mechanical vectors, and introduce and spread infectious diseases on farms. Preventive measures, such as changing boots and washing hands, need systematic implementation to manage this risk. Unfortunately, biosecurity compliance regarding biosecurity measures in barn anterooms has been shown to be generally low in all animal produc...
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The last few decades have seen the emergence and re-emergence of several infectious pathogens of importance in poultry. Large production sites have benefitted from biosecurity measures to minimize the impact of these pathogens. Efforts have focused on reducing sources of contamination through cleaning and disinfection and on separating healthy floc...
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is developing an Establishment-based Risk Assessment (ERA) model for commercial and on-farm mills involved in the manufacture, storage, packaging, labeling, or distribution of livestock feed (ERA–Feed Mill model). This model will help inform the allocation of inspection resources on the basis of feed safety risk,...
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The safety of livestock feed is recognized worldwide as a prerequisite for the protection of animal and human health. In this context, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is developing an Establishment-based Risk Assessment model for livestock feed mills (ERA-Feed Mill) to assist in the allocation of inspection resources based on feed safety risk....
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is developing an Establishment-based Risk Assessment model for Hatcheries to allocate inspection resources according to the food safety risk associated with each hatchery falling under its jurisdiction. In a previous study, 29 factors contributing to the food safety risk of hatcheries were identified and grouped...
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Biosecurity is crucial for infectious disease prevention, more importantly in the absence of vaccination. The need for improving the implementation of biosecurity practices was highlighted in French duck farms following the 2016–2017 H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) epidemic. Farmers have multiple reasons for not implementing biosecuri...
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Towards the continuous improvement of its inspection system, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is developing an Establishment‐based Risk Assessment model for Hatcheries to allocate inspection resources based on the food safety risk associated with the Canadian hatcheries falling under its jurisdiction. The objectives of the current study w...
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Decreasing the health burden caused by foodborne pathogens is challenging and it depends on the identification of the most significant hazards and food sources causing illnesses, so adequate mitigation strategies can be implemented. In this regard, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has developed the Establishment-based Risk Assessment (ERA...
Presentation
Poultry producers know what to do to prevent the introduction of diseases on their farms. However, biosecurity compliance is lacking all around the world and poses a significant threat. There is a need to learn from social sciences to influence employees' behaviors on farms. You will learn how to build a behavior-based system that will create your...
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Introduction: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has developed a quantitative risk assessment model to assess the risk level of federal single- or multiple-commodity food establishments to help inform the allocation of inspection resources. The model performance was evaluated within meat (49) and dairy (29) establishments, resulting in a po...
Technical Report
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Un des plus grands défis par rapport à la biosécurité à la ferme est l'adoption et le maintien des mesures de biosécurité recommandées par les vétérinaires praticiens. Le manque d'observance n'étant pas une problématique propre aux productions animales, des études sociales et comportementales nous donnent des pistes de solutions pour influencer le...
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is developing a risk assessment model aimed at quantifying the food safety risk associated with food establishments under its jurisdiction. To support the development of this model, the current study was undertaken to quantify the relative importance of selected criteria considered for inclusion in the mod...
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Abstract and presentation available at https://iafp.confex.com/iafp/euro18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/17993
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), as part of the modernization of its inspection system, is developing a risk assessment model with the goal of evaluating the most important food safety-related risk factors associated with the various types of food establishments under its jurisdiction. Ultimately, this new risk assessment model will assi...
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Biosecurity compliance is a significant issue and a behavior-based system needs to be implemented to create a biosecurity culture. Using hidden cameras, compliance was described and solutions were identified.
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Give a scientific update on the association between downtime period and poultry diseases for risk management decisions by poultry producers
Poster
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Identification, selection and weighting of food safety risk factors to be considered for their inclusion in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Hatchery Risk Assessment model
Poster
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Biosecurity – The cornerstone for preventing spread of highly infectious agents
Presentation
Présentation du modèle ERE de l’ACIA à l’industrie québécoise disponible à http://aqia-qc.org/evenements/rencontre_annuelle/fichiers_des_conferences_symposium_2017/
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is developing a risk assessment model for food establishments. Previous research on the significance of food safety risk factors determined by literature review and expert advice served as the bases for the current study, to further refine, discriminate and select the most important criteria to be included...
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Introduction: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is modernizing its risk-based approach to oversight by developing the establishment-based risk assessment model to enhance a more effective and efficient allocation of inspection activities to highest risk areas. Its initial developmental stages involved the selection/refinement of key risk f...
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Submitted abstract available at https://www.conference-service.com/sraelisbon2017/download/aip6bwhh/detailed_program_3.html
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Afin de maximiser la biosécurité à la ferme, il convient de respecter les protocoles de nettoyage et de désinfection, et ce, qu’il s’agisse de bâtiments, d’équipement ou de véhicules. Cet article fait un survol des règles d’hygiène à mettre en place.
Book
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Il sʼagit dʼune nouvelle édition du manuel de pathologie aviaire que nous avions édité en 1992 (Edition « Chaire de pathologie médicale du bétail et des animaux de basse-cour », Maisons-Alfort). Les objectifs de cette nouvelle édition sont dʼapporter une mise à jour exhaustive des informations pratiques sur les maladies aviaires afin dʼaider au dia...
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Biosecurity compliance is an issue in all types of animal production. Poor compliance is frequently related to lack of knowledge or comprehension. Human dimensions, such as personality and attitudes were also suggested as being related to compliance. As part of a larger study, personality traits, experience, education and training of employees, vis...
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Biosecurity compliance is generally poor in all types of animal production systems around the world. Therefore, it is essential to define strategies to improve the implementation of biosecurity measures. This study evaluated the value of audits and visible cameras on compliance with biosecurity measures required when entering and exiting poultry ba...
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The effectiveness of biosecurity measures depends largely on the consistency of their applications by all those involved in poultry production. Unfortunately, poor biosecurity compliance has been reported repeatedly in poultry, as well in all other major animal productions. As part of a larger study, we conducted an investigation on eight poultry f...
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Biosecurity measures are designed to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases in flocks, and reduce the consequences of an infection. However, to be effective, biosecurity measuresmust be applied consistently by all. Poor compliance has been reported with all types of animal production, and many reasons have been given, such as the lack of u...
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La biosecurite previent l'introduction de maladies dans un troupeau et reduit les consequences d'une infection. En revanche, pour etre efficaces, les mesures doivent etre appliquees de facon constante et uniforme. Un manque d'observance a ete note dans tous les types de productions animales et plusieurs raisons sont donnees pour l'expliquer, par ex...

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The mandate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is to safeguard food, animal, and plant health, thereby contributing to the health and well-being of Canadians, the environment, and the economy. To further improve the delivery of its mandate, the CFIA is modernizing its risk-based approach to oversight, developing a more effective and prioritized allocation of inspection resources to areas of highest risk. A component of this vision includes the development and implementation of quantitative risk assessment models at the establishment level, which can be represented by a mathematical algorithm that quantifies the risk associated with food establishments, hatcheries and feed mills.