Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




In this study chicken body parts (leg, neck, wing, breast) and samples of water for washing carcasses, obtained from a slaughterhouse in Elazığ, were investigated in terms of listeria species. 20 samples were examined from each body part and carcass the water. L. monocytogenes, L. innocua and L. welshimeri were determined in 2, 7 and 4 leg samples; in 1, 3 and 5 wing samples and in 2, 5 and 4 water samples respectively. Only L. innocua was observed in 3 breast samples. L. monocytogenes and L. innocua were found in 3 and 2 leg samples respectively. In conclusion, it can be emphasized that the hygiene in the slaughterhouse was not adequate and that the personnel concerned with hygiene have to be educated.


Listeria spp., chicken, water

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