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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Walid Q. Alali

Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia, Griffin, Ga.

ARTICLES

FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH

Neck skin more significant risk in ground poultry contamination

Neck skin is a more significant risk in ground poultry contamination than internalized Salmonella, though bones and spleens may also pose a risk in turkey.
 Neck skin is a more significant risk in groundpoultry contamination than internalized Salmonella, though bones and spleens may also pose a riskin turkey. Neck skin, parts of it, and/or other skin parts are used as a source of fat in ground poultry production. Salmonella can attach to the skin of carcasses and could be entrapped inside the skin feather follicles.  
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FOOD SAFETY & INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Salmonella prevalence in poultry varies greatly in emerging markets

Salmonella on raw chicken meat at the retail level varied greatly among emerging poultry market countries in this analysis.
Globalization of the food supply can impact food safety from both a public health and international trade perspective, but insufficient data exist to develop internationally recognized standards. The presence of Salmonella on poultry is an important factor in protecting public health and facilitating trade.
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