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Charles L. Hofacre

Dr. Charles L. Hofacre, is professor, Center for Food Safety, Department Avian Medicine, University of Georgia; Email chofacre@uga.edu.

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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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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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