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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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