Prevalence and relatedness of Salmoenlla spp in a Canadian abattori
The prevalence of Salmonella contamination was assessed at five points in a Canadian pork slaughter plant. In the cooler only 0.5% (2/429) carcasses were positive, even though Salmonella were detected in 51.3% of all cecal samples and in the cecum of at least one pig in 91.5% (43/47) lots tested. Hogs held overnight in lairage were significantly more likely to have positive cecal samples. Salmonella was isolated at least once from the truck, holding pen or cecum of hogs from all 31 producers.