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Poultry Processing & Slaughter / Broilers & Layers
on February 3, 2015
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.

Campylobacter spp. are present in organs and tissues of broiler chickens but the dissemination route is unclear. The current study aimed to determine Campylobacter prevalence within circulating blood of commercial broilers.

Broilers were acquired from 19 flocks originating from three commercial poultry processing companies. Using aseptic blood collection techniques, 5…

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