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Title: Salmonella isolated from commercial poultry processing in ne georgia

item Liljebjelke, Karen
item Cason Jr, John
item Ingram, Kimberly
item Hinton Jr, Arthur

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2009
Publication Date: 7/31/2010
Citation: Liljebjelke, K.A., Cason Jr, J.A., Ingram, K.D., Hinton Jr, A. 2010. Salmonella isolated from commercial poultry processing in ne georgia. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Salmonella was isolated from scald tank water, foam, and carcass rinses during scalding and picking from a poultry processing plant over nine consecutive weeks. Fifteen S. enterica serotypes were isolated, with Kentucky, Typhimurium, Schwarzengrund, and Enteritidis accounting for 52%, 14%, 11%, and 8% respectively (n = 429). S. Enteritidis phage types 8, 13, and 24 were identified. Salmonella was isolated from 85% of carcass rinses. Multiple serotypes were isolated from carcasses against a background of S. Kentucky. Salmonella serotypes were pan-sensitive with the exception of Kentucky and Typhimurium. The variety and number of serotypes differed between samplings, reflecting farm differences.