The prevalence and survival of Campylobacter, Salmonella and Listeria species in poultry processing plant
Mabogo, Rudzani David Lesly
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The organisms in this study were chosen due to their associations with foods and their potential as food borne pathogens. Food borne diseases are an import public health problem in most countries. Bacteria of the genera Campylobacter, Salmonella and Listeria can be transported by poultry and poultry products to humans. Gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, diarrhea, dysentery may originate from the infection. This study was undertaken to determine the incidence of pathogens in a poultry processing plant using polymerase chain reaction and conventional tests and to determine the formation and survival of biofilm cells of food pathogens in trisodium phosphate.