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Halamid Brings Rapid Action Against Salmonella

03 July 2014

FRANCE - Although outbreaks have been traced to a variety of food types, Salmonella is most often associated with poultry products and is considered a veritable scourge of our industry, according to Axcentive.

First identified as a human pathogen in the late 19th century, this successful and aggressive family of bacteria continues to evolve and diversify, to the point where today there are more than 2,000 strains causing significant foodborne disease outbreaks the world over.

Although Halamid has not been tested against all 2,000, it has been proved effective against a large number of Salmonella species, including, for example, S. typhimurium (the second most common serotype associated with foodborne illness and the third most frequently identified with chicken), S. oranienburg and S. Dublin.

An example of proven Halamid® performance against the above-named Salmonella species is a reduction of more than five log10 of the bacterial count in just 2.5 minutes, a reassuringly rapid performance in a dilution at which Halamid is commonly used in poultry farms.

Test data from thr company's extensive data library on a wide spectrum of different bacteria, viruses and other pathogens is available from Axcentive on request along with test conditions used.

Further information on Halamid: Tel: +33 442 694 090 - -

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