Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 24, 2009
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The chapter conveys the importance of biofilm study in the environment of the poultry production and processing industires. Implications for food safety and security are established for sites of occurrences and causes of biofilm formation in poultry environments. Regulations and testing methods that are incorporated into HACCP systems are related to the pathogens involved in recalls. The physical, chemical, and electrochemical methods used to treat microbial contamination in poultry facilities are compared, and a comparison of efficacy are tabulated. The types of sanitation products used in the processing environment are compared, and alternative interventions are reported. Future trends, including regulatory controls, predictive microbiology, and outsourcing are suggested.