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Prevalence of Salmonella on Retail Broiler Chicken Meat Carcasses in Colombia
- Donado-Godoy, Pilar, Clavijo, Viviana, Leon, Maribel, Tafur, McAllister, Gonzales, Sebastian, Hume, Michael, Alali, Walid, Walls, Isabel, Lo Fo Wong, Danilo M.A., Doyle, M. P.
- Journal of food protection 2012 v.75 no.6 pp. 1134
- Salmonella, bacterial contamination, broiler chickens, chicken carcasses, cooling, cross-sectional studies, food contamination, frozen storage, logit analysis, poultry production, production technology, raw meat, retail marketing, risk factors, storage conditions, supermarkets, Colombia
- A cross-sectional study was performed to estimate the prevalence of Salmonella on retail market chicken carcasses in Colombia. A total of 1,003 broiler chicken carcasses from 23 departments (one city/department) were collected using a stratified sampling method. Carcass rinses were tested for the presence of Salmonella using conventional culture methods. Salmonella were isolated from 27% of the carcasses sampled. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine potential risk factors associated with the chicken production system (conventional versus free-range), storage condition (chilled versus frozen), retail store type (supermarket, independent, and wet market), poultry company (integrated company versus non-integrated company), and social economic stratum and Salmonella contamination. Chickens from a non-integrated poultry company were associated with a significantly (P