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Microbiological and Product Quality Consequences of Housing Laying Hens in Production Systems

Investigators
Jones, Deana
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2011
End date
2016
Objective
1. Evaluate the role of various production and management systems and storage and processing practices on egg safety (and quality). This project focuses on critical points that may influcence USDA shell egg grade standards and federally mandated conditions. 2. Evaluate the role of various production and management systems on the detection, transmission, and persistence of Salmonella spp. in eggs and the surrounding production environment (e.g. flocks and house contamination). 3. Evaluate the role of various production and management systems on the effectiveness of shell egg processing guidelines utilized in the U.S.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6040-32420-001-00D
Accession number
420959
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Sanitation and Quality Standards
Commodities
Eggs