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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluating the Incidence of Microbial Pathogens & Chemical Residues in Catfish Production As Affected by Season & Reign of Production Project Number: 0208-32000-001-33
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Sep 29, 2009
End Date: Jul 31, 2014

Objective:
Perform a longitudinal study evaluating the presence of human pathogens, viruses, and chemical residues found on catfish farms/ponds or in catfish processing facilities.

Approach:
ARS will facilitate the execution of research which will evaluate a variety of sampling techniques to determine the most appropriate for pathogen and chemicl sampling on catfish farms. Pathogen test methods include Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and S. aureus.

Last Modified: 7/24/2014
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