Occurrence of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli in Chicken Carcasses

Isamery A. Machado, Adriano S. Okamoto, José Rafael Modolo, Noeme S. Rocha, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijavst.331)

Abstract


The transmission of Foodborne Diseases (FBD) by bacteria constitute a public health problem in the world. This study aimed to identify the presence of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and E. coli in broiler chickens’ carcasses of Botucatu, SP, Brazil, by means of microbiological and molecular methods. Sixty samples of chilled chickens’ carcasses of different brands were randomly collected from supermarkets and meat houses located in both peripheral and central area of the city, from January 2015 to January 2016. Later, Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli was isolated from poultry carcasses by conventional microbiological methods, and confirmed by biochemical and PCR tests. The prevalence was 38.3% of Campylobacter, Salmonella, 13.3%, and E. coli, 60%.


Keywords


Campylobacter spp.; Chicken carcass; Enteropathogens; Escherichia coli; Foodborne diseases; Salmonella spp.

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