Salmonella: The invisible enemy
Salmonella is never welcome at poultry production facilities and producers are well aware of its risks to human health, to their flock and to their business.
Monitoring the final product alone has proven insufficient in preventing Salmonella contamination in poultry. Consequently, the “from farm to fork” concept has been introduced to address this issue. This requires that poultry be tested at every stage of production: breeding, slaughter, processing, and retail. This method refocuses attention to proactive, primary stage intervention. Thus animal feed, faeces and the facility’s air and environment must be tested for Salmonella. Not an easy task – since these are particularly challenging test samples.
To add to the dilemma, Salmonella can swiftly spread throughout a farm. If not detected quickly, it can result in the slaughter of whole flocks of contaminated birds, resulting in expensive and preventable financial losses. After a flock is slaughtered, whether during regular production or due to contamination, the facility should be cleaned and tested before work can resume. Faster testing means a faster return to business. Thus one thing is clear: poultry producers require rapid, reliable answers.
Keeping a watchful eye on your poultry business
Traditional methods for detecting Salmonella in animal feed, dust, faeces or poultry meat require up to 5 days to obtain a simple yes/no result. But which poultry producer can endure this delay? Our formula for your success: rapid, reliable results with a complete package that covers all your Salmonella testing needs.
For the detection of Salmonella in poultry meat, EMD Millipore’s foodproof® Salmonella Real-Time PCR Kits are renowned for their high quality and dependability. What’s more, our kits also deliver excellent results for testing feed, dust and faeces. This was confirmed by a recent study at a leading German University, in which our foodproof® Real-Time PCR tests were used together with our specially adapted dehydrated culture media. The results demonstrated the exceptional accuracy of this powerful combination.
- Fast: Rapid testing helps prevent financial losses
- Reliable: Precise results, even with challenging samples
- Secure: Manage risks through early intervention
- Comprehensive: Complete product solutions for all production stages