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on January 6, 2014

Comparison of US and EU Salmonella detection methods

Salmonella prevalence on broiler carcasses in the US and the EU and other parts of the world is measured by differing methods. Are the results comparable?

Methods to sample processed broiler carcasses for the presence of Salmonella can differ among countries. Neck-skin excision and whole-carcass rinsing are differing methods used to detect Salmonella prevalence on commercial broiler carcasses before and after chilling.

In the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection…

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