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Salmonella in eggs

  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1

    lisab

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    Suppose a chicken egg is contaminated with salmonella. Is the bacteria on the outside of the shell, in the white part, in the yolk, or all parts?
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2009 #2

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    Junior GF told me she would expect it to be only on the shell, both inside and outside. Don't treat this information as absolute truth as she was not 100% sure, but she finished Warsaw University of Life Sciences and these things were part of curriculum, so even if she partially guessed that's an educated guess :smile:

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  4. Dec 13, 2009 #3

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    I could edit, but if someone has seen the answer would miss the edit. First answer was wrong - she checked details. Salmonella can colonize/infect oviducts, so it can be found everywhere, not only on the shell but both in yolk and white.

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