The Prevalence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken Meat

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					 The Prevalence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken Meat

  HIROYOSHI SAKAMOTO , MITSUNORI IHARA , MIKA FUJIMOTO , MORIYOSHI KUBO                          ,
  TOSHIYUKI SASAKI , AKIO KITAHARA , ATSUSHI FUNAKOSHI , KIMI FURUTA ,
  KEI SHIMOMURA , and ETSUKO KUNII
                        Hiroshima City Health Center
                        11-27, Fujimi-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City 730-0043
                        Hiroshima City Institute of Public Health
                        4-1-2, shoko-center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City 733-8650




                                          SUMMARY
  To contribute to the prevention and control of food poisoning by Campylobacter and Salmonella,
we surveyed the prevalence of these organisms in chicken meat. Detection of Campylobacter was
performed by a sensitive isolation method termed the large amount culture test. Campylobacter spp.
was isolated from 37 (62.7%) of 59 chicken meat samples in total, and was isolated from 30 (83.3%)
of 36 domestically produced, chilled ones. Salmonella was isolated from 16 (27.1%) of these samples
in total, and was isolated from 14 (38.9%) of the domestically produced, chilled ones. These results
indicate that chicken meat is highly contaminated by these organisms, suggesting the importance of
both education concerning the contamination of chicken meat by these organisms and appropriate
methods of cooking and sanitary handling. These results also suggest that sanitary measures taken by
poultry slaughterhouses suspected as a source of contamination of these organisms are also needed.
kg




                  mCCDA




     EEM
           DHL   MLCB
                                                        S.Infantis (12), S.Typhimurium (1),
                                                        S.Schwarzengurund (1)
                                                        S.Infantis (1), S.Nagoya (1)



                                                          .       S.Infantis




                            C. jejuni




S. Infantis       S. Typhimurium   S. Schwarzengurund
      S. Nagoya




                                   cfu/




S. Infantis