News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

R. J. Meinersmann

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Athens, Ga.



Washing broiler transport cages - if not, why not?

Washing and drying cages improves food safety but brings new logistical challenges.
Campylobacter and Salmonella are leading causes of human bacterial foodborne disease. What is the role of the transport coops in spreading this contamination in broiler chickens?
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Drying broiler transport cages reduces Campylobacter

Drying broiler chicken transport cages with an absorbent cornstarch powder after spray washing reduces the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter.
Broiler transport cage drying and the application of a dry treatment (absorbent cornstarch powder) have been shown in poultry research to diminish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter on transport cages.
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