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Poultry Transport Crate Hygiene

Bristol University
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This review aims to provide information on current crate washing systems used by the UK industry.

Information will be obtained from a range of different sources both in the UK and overseas. Nine companies, representing a cross-section of the UK poultry meat production and slaughter industries, will be interviewed and the information collected by completion of a standard questionnaire.

Issues relating to crate hygiene will be gathered from a range of sources including experts in ADAS Consultancy, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, the University of Bristol and key stakeholders in the poultry industry. Information will also be obtained from a scientific literature review which focuses on crate hygiene.

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Crates contaminated with salmonella and campylobacter are a recognised source for introducing these organisms to the chicken flock.

This review will be carried out to obtain information on current crate washing systems used by the UK industry, including how they are being used and whether or not they are effective.

Final report is available from the FSA Library and Information centre.

To obtain a copy, please contact the Enquiry Desk, Dr Elsie Widdowson Library and Information Services, Food Standards Agency tel: 020 7276 8181/8182 or by email: library&

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

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Food Standards Agency
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Meat, Poultry, Game