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Poultry meat and eggs are important and mostly cheap animal proteins and are thus favourite products of consumers. It is therefore appropriate to improve ways of reducing risks to the consumer of disease carried by these foods. The national costs of food-borne diseases are enormous and often underestimated. Any reduction in their incidence will have considerable economic benefits. The importance of the action lies in the scientific integrated approach of the whole production chain. Activities in parts of the chain are important, but should be considered only as links within a total of activities, aiming at the decrease of contamination with poultry-borne human pathogens. Thus, the main aims of this cooperation in science and technology (COST) action may be summarized as follows:

- The prevention of infection of live birds;
- Prevention of contamination of poultry-meat, eggs and egg products with Salmonella and other pathogenic micro-organisms;
- Application of new methods for end-product decontamination and preservation;
- Development of monitoring procedures and rapid detection methods and tests. sts.

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Authors: NAGY B, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Budapest (HU);MULDER R W A W, DLO Institute for Animal Science and Health, Lelystad (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18210 EN (1998) 291pp., ECU 30
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3609-6
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