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Kitchen practices used in handling broiler chickens and survival of Campylobacter spp. on cutting surfaces in Kampala, Uganda.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15453589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cross-contamination during food preparation has been identified as an important factor associated with foodborne illnesses. Handling practices used during preparation of broiler chickens in 31 fast-food restaurants and 86 semisettled street stands (street vendors) were assessed by use of a standard checklist. These establishments used wood, plastic, or metal cutting surfaces during the preparation of broiler chickens. The survival of Campylobacter spp. on kitchen cutting surfaces was determined by inoculating approximately 10(6) CFU of Campylobacter jejuni onto sterile plastic, wooden, and metal cutting boards. The concentrations of the organisms were then assessed in triplicate on each type of cutting board over a 3-h period using standard microbiological methods for thermophilic Campylobacter spp. In 87% of food establishments, the same work area was used for preparation of raw and cooked chicken, and in 68% of these establishments the same cutting boards were used for raw and cooked chicken. None of the establishments applied disinfectants or sanitizers when washing contact surfaces. Campylobacter spp. survived on wooden and plastic but not on metal cutting boards after 3 h of exposure. The handling practices in food preparation areas, therefore, provide an opportunity for cross-contamination of Campylobacter spp. to ready-to-eat foods.
Irene Wanyenya; Charles Muyanja; George William Nasinyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-29     Completed Date:  2004-11-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1957-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Adhesion
Campylobacter / isolation & purification*,  physiology
Chickens / microbiology*
Colony Count, Microbial
Consumer Product Safety*
Food Contamination / analysis*,  prevention & control
Food Handling / methods*,  standards
Food Microbiology
Surface Properties

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