Microbiological survey of five poultry processing plants in the UK.

  title={Microbiological survey of five poultry processing plants in the UK.},
  author={Geoffrey C. Mead and William R. S. Hudson and Mike H Hinton},
  journal={British poultry science},
  volume={34 3},
1. Neck skin samples were taken from chickens and turkeys at all the main stages of processing to monitor changes in total viable count (TVC) and counts of coliforms and pseudomonads. 2. Processing reduced TVC by up to 100-fold. Geometric mean counts after packaging were log10 4.4 to 5.3 CFU/g whilst corresponding counts of coliforms were 2.7 to 3.8 CFU/g. 3. Increases in mean TVC or coliforms as a result of either defeathering or evisceration did not exceed 0.6 log. 4. Pseudomonads represented… CONTINUE READING

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