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National Epidemiologic and Intervention... Salmonella & Campylobacter to Processed Carcasses

Investigators
Cray, Paula; Stern, Norman
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
1997
End date
2000
Objective
Nationally determine the critical sources and transmission of Campylobacter and Salmonella through poultry production to processed broiler carcasses,
More information
Analyze 24,000 samples (12,000 ea Salmonella and Campylobacter) from 5 geographically distinct locations, over four seasons, having high and low production efficiency, providing information on the critical sources of contamination in broiler carcasses. Use this information to develop intervention strategies which, when combined with hatchery disinfection and application of competitive exclusion treatments will control levels/frequencies of these human pathogens. Trust agreement with FSIS.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
6612-42000-023-01T
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Salmonella
Campylobacter