The failure to effectively control carcass contamination
by diclofenac will likely lead to extinction of these magnificent birds which, through their scavenger role, have controlled the spread of infectious disease for millennia, as well as provided other important ecological services," the researchers said.
Feed is usually withdrawn for several hours before slaughter in order to reduce the potential for carcass contamination
from the crop and intestinal contents (Bilgili, 2002).
Public sector union Unison yesterday published evidence it submitted to the inquiry, which states that carcass contamination
is higher now than it was during the outbreak.
Furthermore, samples are collected after slaughter processes that are intended to reduce carcass contamination
. Nonetheless, the apparent emergence of Salmonella Enteritidis in broilers is noteworthy given the increase in human Salmonella Enteritidis infection rates in the United States (8) and recent findings that eating chicken is a new and important risk factor for sporadic infection (5,6).
Fewer bacterial pathogens in the gut can significantly reduce the chance of carcass contamination