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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

J. K. Northcutt

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Russell Research Center, Athens, Ga.

ARTICLES

Drying broiler transport cages reduces Campylobacter

Drying broiler chicken transport cages with an absorbent cornstarch powder after spray washing reduces the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter.
Broiler transport cage drying and the application of a dry treatment (absorbent cornstarch powder) have been shown in poultry research to diminish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter on transport cages.
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Efecto de las yemas no absorbidas en pollos de engorda sobre la inocuidad alimentaria

Las yemas de huevo no absorbidas y su contenido bacteriológico pueden tener un importante impacto sobre la inocuidad alimentaria en pollos de engorda.
El principal suministro de energía para el embrión aviar en desarrollo es la yema, que contiene carbohidratos, lípidos y proteínas, de los cuales son los lípidos la fuente más importante de energía para dicho organismo. Las yemas de huevo no absorbidas y su contenido bacteriológico pueden tener un importante impacto sobre la inocuidad alimentaria en pollos de engorda.
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FOOD SAFETY

Food safety effects of unabsorbed yolks in broilers

Unabsorbed egg yolks and their bacteriology can have an important impact on food safety in broilers.
The main energy supply for the developing avian embryo is yolk, which contains carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, with lipids providing the most important source of energy to the embryo. Near the end of the incubation period, the yolk sac is internalized into the abdominal cavity and at the time of hatch, the remaining yolk comprises approximately 20% of the chick’s body weight and continues to provide immediate posthatch energy, protein and water for nourishment.
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