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October 7, 2014

USPOULTRY accepting research pre-proposals on the reduction of Salmonella contamination of commercial eggs

The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals on the reduction of Salmonella contamination of commercial eggs. Salmonella contamination of eggs can occur by direct vertical transmission inside the egg, as with Salmonella enteritidis (SE), or by eggshell contamination, which may lead to penetration of the eggshell by other Salmonellas. Current methods used to control Salmonella enteritidis have significantly reduced the SE contamination of commercial eggs. Additional methods are needed to further improve the microbiological quality of commercial eggs by reducing the contamination of eggs by Salmonellas other than SE.  Read More

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