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Table 2 Prevalence of Arcobacter spp. in the processing line of a Danish broiler slaughterhouse determined by cultural enrichment and isolation or by direct PCR on enrichment cultures

From: Multilocus sequence typing and biocide tolerance of Arcobacter butzleri from Danish broiler carcasses

  Processing day 1 After cleaning Processing day 2
Place Enrichment PCR Enrichment PCR Enrichment PCR
Scalding tank 0/15 0/15 0/20 0/20 3/20 2/20
Evisceration machine 10/20 13/20 0/20 2/20 19/20 17/20
Area “cutting of breast fillet” 0/20 0/20 0/20 0/20 0/20 0/20
Area “boning of chicken leg” 0/20 2/20 0/20 0/20 0/20 0/20
Prevalence 10/75 15/75 0/80 2/80 22/80 19/80
In percent 13.3% 20% 0% 2.5% 27.5% 23.8%