Cecile Lahellec

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The influence of the hatchery and the poultry farm on the contamination of poultry carcases by Salmonella species has been studied by examining samples from different stages of production. The incidence of Salmonella serotypes in the hatchery varied considerably in different broiler flocks and decreased from the beginning to the end of the rearing period.(More)
An epidemiological survey was made of 5329 samples from 10 poultry operations to determine the relationship between total poultry farm environment and incidences of Salmonella contamination of broiler flocks. Samples were analyzed from walls, drinkers, feeders, litter, insects, water, chicks, broilers, and feed to determine the effect of common sanitary(More)
The European and International Standard method for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes, described in EN ISO 11290 Part 1: 1997 (International Organisation for Standardisation, Geneva) was validated by order of the European Commission (Standards, Measurement and Testing Fourth Framework Programme Project SMT4-CT96-2098). Nineteen laboratories in 14(More)
  • C Lahellec
  • 1998
For a long time, many different microbiological methods were used around the world in order to enumerate or detect contaminants in foods. The development of commercial, but also scientific and technical exchanges between countries has stimulated new developments and a desire to harmonize methods. The example of AFNOR (French Association for Standardization)(More)
The growth potential of Listeria monocytogenes was evaluated at low temperature in sterilized milk and raw dairy products. Sterilized and raw milk were inoculated with different strains of L. monocytogenes in 2 physiological states and at various contamination levels. Raw cheese was naturally contaminated with Listeria spp. The results suggest that some(More)
The European and International Standard method for the enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes, described in EN ISO 11290 Part 2: 1998 [EN ISO 11290-2 Microbiology of Food and Animal Feedingstuffs-Horizontal Method for the Detection and Enumeration of L. monocytogenes: Part 2. Enumeration; International Organisation for Standardisation, Geneva.] was validated(More)
The study described here was carried out at the request of a French company to utilize the authors' experience of 'competitive exclusion' treatment for poultry. The objective of the study was to determinate the safety and efficacy of a particular treatment product (Broilact) in protecting chicks against Salmonella infection.
A new medium for detecting and enumerating Pseudomonas spp. associated with poultry meat spoilage by a rapid impedance technique was developed, after testing potential growth promoters for eight Pseudomonas strains and inhibitors against eight competing strains (Enterobacteriaceae) able to grow on the medium of Mead and Adams (1977). Four basal media (brain(More)
The dispersion of microbiological counting measurements, when repeating the analysis on the same material both within a laboratory (repeatability) and between laboratories (reproducibility) can be characterized by the organization of interlaboratory studies, where several sets of identical test materials are sent to several laboratories. Using the example(More)