|Jung, Yong Soo|
Submitted to: International Avian Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 11, 2002
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Each year, approximately 76 million Americans become ill from consuming foods contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Many of these food-borne illness outbreaks have been linked to meat products or to products derived from animals. Post-harvest intervention strategies in the abattoir (slaughterhouse) successfully reduce contamination of carcasses, however food borne pathogens still enter the food chain. Reducing the numbers of pathogenic bacteria that enter the abattoir could further reduce the incidence of food-borne illness. Here we describe several methods that have been considered for use in reducing the carriage of food borne pathogens by food animals.