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on December 7, 2020

Chemical treatments to control Campylobacter on thighs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture tested a variety of methods for quickly treating poultry to reduce pathogen loads.

Campylobacter is the main cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the world and researchers have shown it to be present in high levels in retail poultry. Stricter performance standards have been implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed at reducing the incidence of Campylobacter in processing facilities.

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