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Survey to determine the presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in retail packs of raw chicken purc

Project Reference: 07-2008

Status: Completed

Commencement Date: January, 2009

Project Duration: 12 months


This study determined the presence of Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in retail packs of raw chicken purchased throughout the Republic of Ireland. Overall 500 packs of raw chicken were purchased and analysed. The results were then compared with studies from around the world to allow their relative significance.

The prevalence of Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in retail packs of raw chicken in the Republic of Ireland was defined. This study benchmarked the prevalence of these two major foodborne pathogens in the Republic of Ireland.


Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Robert Madden, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast


Single supplier



No published report

Peer Reviews:

Madden, R. H., Moran, L., Scates, P. J., McBride, C. J., Kelly, C. Prevalence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in raw chicken on retail sale in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Food Protection; 01/05/2011  

L. Moran, C. Kelly, M. Cormican, S. McGettrick, and R.H. Madden “Restoring the selectivity of Bolton broth during enrichment for Campylobacter spp. from raw chicken” Letters in Applied Microbiology 52, 614–618 a 2011

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