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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

M. E. Berrang

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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Better Campylobacter detection needed to protect chicks

Furthering understanding of Campylobacter ecology in poultry – and protecting young chicks from the bacteria – will require better cultivation and detection methods.
Campylobacter cultivation and detection methods to recover injured or stressed cells need to be greatly improved to allow for the development and implementation of more effective intervention strategies. Poultry scientists should question laboratory results and adopt new methods in order to obtain a better understanding of this elusive organism.
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FOOD SAFETY IN POULTRY

Isolation of Campylobacter from the circulating blood of broilers

From a poultry processing viewpoint, Campylobacter presence in circulating blood of market-age broilers may increase the likelihood of cross-contamination between birds during slaughter.
From a poultry processing viewpoint, Campylobacter presence in circulating blood of market-age broilers may increase the likelihood of cross-contamination between birds during slaughter.
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