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Poultry Processing & Slaughter
on June 9, 2014
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.

What is the Salmonella presence externally versus internally in poultry carcasses and how might this affect ground product contamination?

Foodborne salmonellosis outbreaks have been linked to the consumption of ground poultry (turkey and chicken) in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Although the overall Salmonella

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