The Occurrence of Salmonella spp. in Superficial Cervical Lymph Nodes of Slaughtered Pigs
Salmonella species are commonly isolated from enteric lymph nodes and intestinal contents. However, Salmonella species have also been isolated from other lymph nodes, including peripheral lymph nodes that may be included in edible product (Wood, et at.). If the occurrence of Salmonella in these lymph nodes occurred at a substantial rate, it could pose a threat to food safety. We designed this study to detect the occurrence of Salmonella spp. in the superficial cervical lymph node group, nodes that can be included in the manufacturer of certain meat products originating from the front leg (picnic).