Measurement of Campylobacter Numbers on Carcasses in British Poultry Slaughterhouses

M Hutchison, LD Walters, VM Allen, GC Mead, M Howell

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An assessment of the proposed new International Organization for Standardization quantitative method for Campylobacter was undertaken on poultry carcass samples collected after the chilling phase of processing. Using a critical differences method, we determined the uncertainty associated with log-transformed Campylobacter numbers by dual analyses of 346 samples collected from 22 processing plants located throughout the United Kingdom. Overall, using log-transformed Campylobacter numbers that ranged between −1 and 5 log, we calculated the expanded measurement of uncertainty (EMU) to be 3.889 for the new method. The EMU changed when ranges of bacterial numbers were grouped for analyses. For low numbers of Campylobacter (
Translated title of the contributionMeasurement of Campylobacter Numbers on Carcasses in British Poultry Slaughterhouses
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421 - 424
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Food Protection
Volume69 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

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Publisher: International Association for Food Protection


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