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Campylobacter jejuni in poultry production and processing in relation to public health


Abdul Aziz, Saleha and Mead, G. C. and Ibrahim, A. L. (1998) Campylobacter jejuni in poultry production and processing in relation to public health. World's Poultry Science Journal, 54 (1). pp. 49-58. ISSN 0043-9339; ESSN: 1743-4777


In recent years it has been shown that Campylobacter jejuni is the most common cause of gastroenteritis or enterocolitis in man, especially in developed countries. Numerous studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of C. jejuni in chickens and it is evident that chicken meat is a significant source of human gastroenteritis due to lack of care in handling raw products and inadequate cooking. Campylobacter spp. are frequently found in the intestinal tract of poultry where colonization leads to contamination of carcasses during processing, especially at the defeathering and evisceration stages. This paper reviews the occurrence of C. jejuni in poultry, particularly in the live bird and on processed carcasses. It also considers possible factors in the introduction and spread of C. jejuni on farms and discusses progress in developing measures for controlling Campylobacter spp. in the production chain.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1079/WPS19980004
Publisher: World's Poultry Science Association
Keywords: Campylobacter jejuni; Chickens; Control measures; Processing; Production; Public health significance
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 03:59
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 03:59
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