5.4 Food processing and retail

Cross-contamination resulting in the further spread of Salmonella organisms can occur when chickens are transported in a vehicle previously used to transport chickens carrying ceftiofur-resistant salmonellae. Cross-contamination can occur at the chilling stage of processing chicken carcasses, for example if water used for chilling becomes contaminated.

If there is any residual contamination with Salmonella organisms, further growth of the bacteria is prevented by maintaining the temperature below 4°C at all steps up to and including retail (Collineau et al., 2020).

5.3 Farm-level measures

5.5 Household measures