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Zentralbl Bakteriol. 1996 Jul;284(2-3):241-5.

Campylobacter and Salmonella contaminating fresh chicken meat.

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Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Universität zu Köln, Germany.


1853 packages of fresh chicken breast meat of German, Dutch and French origin were investigated for their contamination with Campylobacter and/or Salmonella. Swabs were taken and cultured from dripwater, meat surface, meat interior and packet bowl. Campylobacter was isolated from 619 meat samples (= 33%), Salmonella from 377 meat packages (= 20%). In 111 of these contaminated chicken samples, both Salmonella and Campylobacter were present. The contamination rate and the species spectrum observed differed depending on the origin of the packages and the time of control.

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