Salmonella Sampling: Achieving the Right Result Begins Outside the Chicken House

Salmonella seems to be inextricably linked with poultry farming. Not so much due to a general belief that all salmonella comes from chickens, but because of the many measures put in place in the sector to prevent salmonella and reduce the risk to humans. One important measure within the EU is the determination of the salmonella status of each flock by collecting samples from the chicken house. Christiaan der Veen at GD Animal Health discusses in detail the salmonella sampling process.