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New USDA device targets Salmonella.

New USDA device targets Salmonella: A device developed by USDA researchers clears disease-causing organisms from the air in poultry houses and protects chickens from harmful bacteria, officials say. USDA researchers have applied for a patent on their system, which uses a negative electrostatic charge to collect dust particles in hatching cabinets. Airborne particles often give Salmonella bacteria a free ride to chicks' feathers and lungs. One infected chick can quickly spread the bacteria throughout an entire hatching cabinet. That increases the risk of Salmonella for consumers as adult birds are grown for food.
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Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
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Date:Nov 23, 1998
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