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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2017, 5(11), 867-873
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-5-11-11
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Total and Thermo-Tolerant Coliforms, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas spp and Listeria monocytogenes in Broilers Chicken Meat Processing Chain in Southern Brazil

Denise Oliveira Pacheco1, Jacqueline Valle de Bairros1, Luciana Diéguez Ferreira Passos1, Márcia Rúbia Duarte Buchweitz1, Kelly Lameiro Rodrigues1, Elizabete Helbig1 and Eliezer Avila Gandra2,

1Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food, School of Nutrition, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

2Center of Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

Pub. Date: November 20, 2017

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Denise Oliveira Pacheco, Jacqueline Valle de Bairros, Luciana Diéguez Ferreira Passos, Márcia Rúbia Duarte Buchweitz, Kelly Lameiro Rodrigues, Elizabete Helbig and Eliezer Avila Gandra. Total and Thermo-Tolerant Coliforms, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas spp and Listeria monocytogenes in Broilers Chicken Meat Processing Chain in Southern Brazil. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2017; 5(11):867-873. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-5-11-11


Sixty-six samples were collected from a broiler chicken abattoir. Eighteen samples were collected from the retail market in Southern Brazil, where the slaughtered broilers were commercialized, so that the microbiological assessment of the samples in the broiler industrial chain could be undertaken. And eighteen samples submitted to clients´ common home procedures were similarly assessed. All samples were evaluated by quantifying total and thermotolerant coliforms, psycrotrophic bacteria, Pseudomonas spp, Escherichia coli and research for Salmonella spp and Listeria monocytogenes. Results on counts and on the occurrence of microorganisms in samples from specific sites in the broiler processing chain demonstrate the need for a re-assessment of hygiene practices throughout the whole process and educational activities should be direct to all people involved, including consumers.

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