Evaluating risks posed by pathogen emissions from meat chicken sheds


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

To quantify emission rates for pathogenic bacteria (Salmonella spp Escherichia coli Campylobacter jejuni/coli Staphylococcus) from typical tunnel ventilated meat chicken sheds To evaluate the potential for human healtheffects by these emissions evaluated by combining measured emissions gaussian air dispersion models bacterial survival models and applying quantitative risk assessment methodology

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Project Start Date

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Maintain & improve confidence in integrity of Aust ag, food, fish & forestry

National Priority

CME-Develop and implement measures to improve industry's impact on the enviroment