Submitted to: Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 18, 2003
Publication Date: May 3, 2004
Citation: Byrd II, J.A. 2004. Microbial ecology: Poultry foodborne pathogens distribution. In: Beier, R.C., Pillai, S.D., Phillips, T.D., Ziprin, R.L., editors. Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing Professional. p. 121-128. Technical Abstract: Poultry products continue to be implicated as the predominate source of food-borne pathogens worldwide. Most food-borne pathogen contamination from poultry originates from ante mortem poultry infections. This book section will address several potential areas of concern regarding the microbial ecology of food-borne pathogens within the environment. The interaction of food-borne pathogens, beneficial bacteria and environmental parameters will be postulated and discussed in this section.