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Occurrence and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. during the processing of Chilean broilers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2009
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Occurrence and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. during the processing of Chilean broilers
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BMC Microbiology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-9-94
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Guillermo Figueroa, Miriam Troncoso, Cristián López, Patricia Rivas, Magaly Toro


Thermotolerant Campylobacter is among the more prevalent bacterial pathogens that cause foodborne diseases. This study aimed at evaluating the occurrence of thermotolerant Campylobacter contamination in chicken carcasses and processing plant stations (chilling water, scalding water, defeathering machinery, evisceration machine, and transport crates) in two of the Chilean main slaughterhouses. In addition, the isolation rates of thermotolerant Campylobacter during evisceration and following chiller processing were compared. The overall slaughterhouse contamination with thermotolerant Campylobacter was 54%. Differences were evident when the results from each plant were compared (plant A and plant B was 72% and 36%, respectively). The sampling points with the greatest contamination rates in both plants were after evisceration (90% and 54%, for plants A and B respectively). The decrease of thermotolerant Campylobacter contamination after chilling was significant (2 and 1.6 logs for plant A and B respectively P < 0.05). Our findings indicate that chilling process has a limited effect in the final products Campylobacter contamination because poultry enter the slaughter processing with high counts of contamination. This may represent a health risk to consumers, if proper cooking practices are not employed. The levels and frequencies of Campylobacter found during the processing of Chilean poultry appear to be similar to those reported elsewhere in the world.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ecuador 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 18%
Student > Master 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 6 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 42%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 7%
Environmental Science 4 5%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 8 11%

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