Contamination of the lairage of a pork abattoir with Salmonella species

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2005-01-01
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Boughton, Claire
Leonard, Nola
Egan, John
Markey, Bryan
Kelly, Gabrielle
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The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of Salmonella spp. In the lairage of a pork abattoir on different days of the week and to investigate the effect of daily washing routines and disinfection procedures on contamination levels with Salmonella spp. In total, 359 swabs were collected from lairage pen floors at three time points during the course of two slaughter days. All samples were analysed quantitatively.

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