|Cox, Nelson - Nac|
|NORTHCUTT, JULIE - Clemson University|
|Meinersmann, Richard - Rick|
|OAKLEY, BRIAN - Western University Of Health Sciences|
|LADLEY, SCOTT - Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)|
|HOFACRE, CHARLES - University Of Georgia|
|WILSON, JEANNA - University Of Georgia|
Submitted to: WATT Poultry USA
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2016
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Citation: Cox Jr, N.A., Berrang, M.E., Northcutt, J., Meinersmann, R.J., Cosby, D.E., Oakley, B.B., Ladley, S.R., Hofacre, C.L., Wilson, J.L. 2016. Water sprays to lower the presence of Campylobacter on transport coop flooring in lab scale and commercial settings. WATT Poultry USA. pp. 34-35.
Interpretive Summary: none
Technical Abstract: In the process of catching, transporting and holding at the processing plant, broilers can spend as much as 12 hours in transport coops. Feces expressed during this time may be more heavily contaminated with Campylobacter due to stress. In lab scale experiments, the prevalence of Campylobacter on unwashed coop flooring surfaces was reduced from 26% positive samples to 7% following a tap water spray followed by immersion in a chemical treatment. Results from a commercial slaughter plant closely resembled those from the lab scale experiments. However all of the Campylobacter contamination was not eliminated and if washing and sanitizing becomes common practice, standard protocols will need to be developed and followed to insure consistent and effective treatment of these transport coops.