Food Safety in Poultry Meat Production, 1st ed. 2019
Practical Approaches Series

Coordinators: Venkitanarayanan Kumar, Thakur Siddhartha, Ricke Steven C.

Language: Anglais

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This comprehensive study of poultry meat safety offers readers the most up-to-date information on food safety concerns in poultry meat production. Chapters address recent topics of interest such as organic poultry production, antimicrobial resistant pathogens in poultry, antibiotic usage in poultry production, and pre- and post- harvest approaches to improving poultry meat safety.

The last couple of decades have observed a significant increase in poultry meat production in the US. However, poultry meat is a potential source of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter spp. and pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC linked to human infections), leading to economic losses to the poultry industry and impacting public health. Advances in knowledge in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and ?omics? fields have intensified efforts to improve the microbiological safety of poultry by targeting virulence mechanisms of the pathogens, developing vaccines and improving gut health in chickens. Moreover, due to the emergence of multidrug resistance in poultry-borne pathogens, and growth of organic poultry production, there exists significant interest for developing natural strategies for controlling pathogens in chickens.   

This edited volume provides insight into these strategies and covers other material of interest to food microbiologists, public health personnel, and poultry scientists. Readers of various backgrounds will appreciate its incorporation of recent developments not covered in other publications on the subject.
1. Microbiology of poultry meat-Introduction 

2. Organic poultry production- Current status and challenges

3. Salmonella in poultry meat production 

4. Emerging and antimicrobial resistant Salmonella in poultry

5. Campylobacter in poultry

6. Antibiotic usage in poultry production and its significance

7. Pre-harvest approaches to improve poultry meat safety

8. Post-harvest approaches to improve poultry meat safety 

9. Advances in packaging of poultry meat products

10. Advances in vaccines for controlling Salmonella, Campylobacter spp

11. Natural approaches for controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in broilers (probiotics, phytochemicals, bacteriophages and others)

12. Metabolomics, microbiome and gut health in relation to pathogen colonization in chickens

13. Conventional, molecular and new generation approaches for detection of pathogens in poultry meat

14. Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli –link to foodborne/urinary tract infections in humans

<15. Regulations in poultry meat processing to ensure food safety
Provides a comprehensive review of poultry meat safety, incorporating scientific and technological advancements of the last decade

Explains various approaches to improving the microbiological safety of poultry, including efforts to control foodborne pathogens such as SalmonellaCampylobacter spp. and pathogenic Escherichia coli 

Addresses recent concerns in poultry meat production such as antibiotic usage and consequential antimicrobial resistance