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AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION OF SALMONELLA AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH DUST IN POULTRY HOUSES 

Pal, Amrit (2021-07-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Poultry house dust has been reported to contain pathogenic bacteria. Previously, the presence of Salmonella has been observed in airborne and settled dust in poultry houses. Therefore, it is important to investigate the ...

Antibacterial activities of Clitocybe nuda extract on foodborne pathogens 

Bo, Liang (2012-08-01)
The addition of antimicrobial agents to foods is an important approach for controlling foodborne pathogens to improve food safety. Currently, most antimicrobial agents in foods are synthetic compounds. Researchers are ...

Antimicrobial Activity of N-halamine Coated Materials in Broiler Chicken House 

Ren, Tian (2015-05-06)
Broiler chicken houses are usually at a high risk of pathogen contamination travelling from birds to the facility or vice versa, during production. A hygienic living environment is important for producing healthy chickens. ...

Antimicrobial Testing and Sensory Evaluation of Clitocybe nuda Mushroom Extract in Liquid Whole Egg 

Gardner, Allen (2015-01-09)
The use of antimicrobial agents in the food industry is critical for the reduction and control of foodborne pathogens as part of food safety programs. The food industry is looking for new naturally occurring agents with ...

Application and Toxicity Assessment of Antimicrobial N-halamines for Food Safety Controls 

Qiao, Mingyu (2017-07-25)
Cross-contamination from food-associated environments accounts for a big portion of microbial contamination in food products. The objective of this study is to develop N-halamine based antimicrobial coatings on various ...

Application of 1,3-Dibromo-5, 5-Dimethylhydantoin as a Post-Chill Immersion and Spray Application to Reduce Campylobacter Jejuni Populations on Poultry 

Smith, Jacob (2012-07-24)
Chemical antimicrobials are widely used throughout poultry processing to reduce and/ or eliminate poultryborne pathogens that could potentially cause illness in humans. Recent regulatory guidelines mandate that certain ...

Applying N-halamine Antimicrobial in Poultry Production and Food Processing for Improving Food Safety 

Ren, Tian (2017-07-22)
Food safety and food losses are drawing public attention, especially regarding meat and meat products. Using antimicrobial absorbent pads in packed meat trays and antimicrobial air filters in chicken production may provide ...

Assessing the Scientific Basis of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule and Microbial Quality of Water Used to Grow Produce in Alabama 

Gradl, Janet (2019-03-05)
Small farms are a growing part of the fresh produce market. In Alabama, 93 percent of farms are defined as small and 2 percent of agricultural sales were from fresh produce in 2016. Only 1.3 percent of produce farms in ...

Assessment of Microbial Risk Factors Associated with Irrigation Water use on Small Alabama Farms 

Chevez, Zoila (2021-07-12)
Fresh produce is often associated with foodborne outbreaks as these products easily become contaminated with foodborne pathogens from the environment and poor handling practices. Approximately 46% of foodborne illnesses ...

Assessment of the Effects of Acid-Adaptation on the Thermal Tolerance of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Heidelberg 

Smith, Jacob (2014-12-04)
Foodborne illnesses attributed to major pathogens cause more than 9.4 million episodes, 55,000 hospitalizations and 1,351 deaths each year. Two of the most predominant pathogens contributing to these statistics are Listeria ...

Attachment of Listeria Monocytogenes to Austenitic Stainless Steel 

Mai, Tam (2006-08-15)
The objectives of this research were: 1. Investigate the attachment of Listeria monocytogenes, which were grown in nutrient-rich medium (brain heart infusion, BHI) or starved in minimal medium, to austenitic stainless ...

Best Management Practices for Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Processing Plants 

Wideman, Nathan (2013-11-08)
Campylobacter and Salmonella are the top two pathogens associated with poultry-related foodborne illness, currently responsible for over 800,000 illnesses annually (13). The reduction of these pathogens on commercial poultry ...

Chemical Treatments for Reducing the Yellow Discoloration of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fillets 

Li, Yilin (2012-04-18)
Three sets of experiments were conducted to investigate effects of various chemical pretreatments on the color and carotenoid changes of yellow discolored channel catfish fillets. First, the relationship between fresh ...

Colonization Sites of Salmonella Enteritidis and Heidelberg in Broilers when Exposed Continuously in Feed or Day of Hatch 

Chadwick, Elle (2017-04-18)
Salmonella is the most common bacterial pathogen to cause foodborne illness in the United States with poultry acting as a main vector. In order to control this pathogen prior to the processing plant, consideration must be ...

Comparison of Plate Media for Isolation of Campylobacter from Live Broilers and Scheduled Delivery of Broiler Flocks to Reduce Cross-contamination with Campylobacter 

Potturi-Venkata, Lakshmi-Pras (2006-12-15)
Campylobacters are bacteria that are a major cause of diarrheal illness in humans and are generally regarded as the most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. Disease control studies have demonstrated that ...

A Comparison of Sites Colonized in Broilers Challenged Through Various Routes and Feed Administration with Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Heidelberg at Day 14 

Brooks, Lasheda (2019-06-03)
Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and Salmonella Heidelberg (SH) are among the top Salmonella serovars associated with poultry. Broiler grow-out facilities may contain these organisms and can be introduced to the broiler through ...

Complexed Trace Mineral Supplementation of Broiler Diets 

Saenmahayak, Benya (2007-08-15)
Series of experiments were conducted to determine the effects of Zn and Mn complexes (C-Zn and C-Mn) on live performance, carcass, skin quality, and meat quality of male broilers. The first experiment evaluated the effects ...

Controlling Foodborne Microorganisms in Alfalfa Sprouts 

McPherson, Kizmik (2016-07-22)
Raw sprouts are consistently found as the source of produce related foodborne illness outbreaks. Research and past experiences illustrate that intervention methods currently used in the sprout industry are occasionally ...

Detection, isolation, and characterization of avian influenza viruses from waterfowl in wildlife refuges in the southeastern United States (2006-2011). 

Dormitorio, Teresa (2015-12-11)
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A influenza viruses. These AI viruses (AIV) commonly infect poultry and wild birds; however, some AIV strains have infected and caused mortality in a ...

Determination of the optimum digestible isoleucine to lysine ratios for male Yield Plus x Ross 708 broilers between 1.0 and 4.0 kg body weight 

Wise, Tanner (2020-07-08)  ETD File Embargoed
The objective of this research was to determine the optimum digestible Ile to Lys ratios for Yield Plus × Ross 708 male broilers based on growth performance and carcass characteristics from approximately 1.0 to 4.0 kg. ...