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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Best Opportunities for Meeting Present and Emerging Standards for Microbialpathogens

Author
item Bailey, Joseph

Submitted to: Poultry Health and Processing National Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: November 15, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: In an effort to provide foods free of any bacterial pathogens, many approaches have been taken, with the most common being the attempt to develop terminal pasteurization treatments. In the case of milk, this approach has been successful. With the exception of irradiation and cooking, no such "magic bullet" has been found for other foods such as raw meats, poultry, and fruits and vegetables. Because of the widespread nature and complex ecology of different bacterial pathogens, it appears that attaining significant control will require comprehensive, multifaceted interventions from the farm to the consumer. The ecology of the various pathogens including, Salmonella and Campylobacter and some potential control approaches will be highlighted in this talk.

Technical Abstract: In an effort to provide foods free of any bacterial pathogens, many approaches have been taken, with the most common being the attempt to develop terminal pasteurization treatments. In the case of milk, this approach has been successful. With the exception of irradiation and cooking, no such "magic bullet" has been found for other foods such as raw meats, poultry, and fruits and vegetables. Because of the widespread nature and complex ecology of different bacterial pathogens, it appears that attaining significant control will require comprehensive, multifaceted interventions from the farm to the consumer. The ecology of the various pathogens including, Salmonella and Campylobacter and some potential control approaches will be highlighted in this talk.

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