Decontamination of inoculated chicken carcasses by using some microbial decontaminators

Published on: 10/03/2018
Author/s : Saad, M.S. 1, Hemmat, M. Ibrahim 1, Reham, A. Amin 1, Elshater, M. A. 2 and Salwa, M. Hafez 2. / 1 Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University; 2 Department of Food Hygiene, Animal Health Research Institute, Dokki.

1. Introduction Avoiding contamination is one of the greatest challenges in meat hygiene practice to prolong the shelf-life of meat and prevent food poisoning of consumer. A substantial microbial reduction of potentially contaminated fresh poultry can be achieved by decontamination with chlorines, acid and alkaline solutions. Besides general hygienic measures during the slaughter process sod...

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October 3, 2018

Best Regards
Did you identify the degree of contamination before dipping in contamination solution?
Yes, Chlorine and other lower the contamination log but how can we reach the recommended level of contamination in that kind of chicken?
Is there any prequation applied to improve the time of dipping (more dipping time) compared to spaying the chemical?
Dr. Asharf.

Salwa Hafez Salwa Hafez
PHD Food Hygiene
October 4, 2018
Before dipping in the decontaminants, determination of the count of the inoculated microorganisms has been performed.
Fabio G. Nunes Fabio G. Nunes
October 4, 2018

Dear all,

The object of the article is of utmost importance to all those working in the chicken industry.

Yet the decontamination process of chicken carcasses is an important measure to prevent microorganisms to hit the market and consumers, it is key to have in mind that pathogens reduction shouldn't be a processing plant task, but THE WHOLE PROCESSING CHAIN's task, from farm - specially from farm - thru the plant, instead. Hence, the company should not assign the mission of producing pathogens-free carcasses to the processing plant, only, but to the entire company, instead.

Under such holistic perspective of the problem, carcasses decontamination at plant shouldn't be THE SOLUTION to be adopted to tackle the contamination problem, but an ADDITIONAL measure to reinforce all the previous others that have been taken along the whole production and processing chain.

I expected to see in the article the evaluation of the efficacy of PAA in the decontamination process, given its recognized effectiveness and friendly cost.

Best Regards,


October 4, 2018
I agree but I think it is ammeter of mixed intervention not only one chemical to be used through the process.
Salwa Hafez Salwa Hafez
PHD Food Hygiene
October 4, 2018
The experiment aimed to determine the most effective decontaminant
January 11, 2019

Thanks for this amazing topic, would you please send me it in PDF format?

Salwa Hafez Salwa Hafez
PHD Food Hygiene
January 12, 2019
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