Food Microbiol 2021 Oct 1;99:103823. Epub 2021 May 1.
UCD School of Agriculture Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, Belfield, Dublin 4, D04, V1W8, Ireland; UCD Institute of Food and Health, Belfield, Dublin 4, D04, V1W8, Ireland; UCD Centre for Food Safety, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, D04, V1W8, Ireland.
Chickens play host to a diverse community of microorganisms which constitute the microflora of the live bird. Factors such as diet, genetics and immune system activity affect this complex population within the bird, while external influences including weather and exposure to other animals alter the development of the microbiome. Bacteria from these settings including Campylobacter and Salmonella play an important role in the quality and safety of end-products from these birds. Read More