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Research provides enhanced safety of poultry products

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama.

29 September 2019, at 6:27pm

Researchers found a practical method to enhance the safety of poultry products. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Ingram Farms and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research programme encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website. The project summary is as follows.

Project #704: Enhancing the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Organic Acid Blends to Kill Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni on Broiler Skin

(Dr Armitra Jackson-Davis, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama)

Dr Armitra Jackson-Davis and colleagues at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University recently completed a research project in which they looked at ways to reduce contamination of chicken skin during processing. They found that adding Yucca extract to organic acids significantly reduced the levels of Salmonellaand Campylobacter on chicken skin compared to organic acids alone when used as an immersion treatment. This may provide a safe and practical method to enhance food safety of poultry products.

The research summary can be found on the USPOULTRY website. Information on other Association research may also be obtained by visiting the USPOULTRY website.