S14 Ecology of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Pasture Poultry/Mixed Farm and Their Control with Natural Organic Antimicrobials

Monday, July 29, 2013: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
217A (Charlotte Convention Center)
Primary Contact: Debabrata Biswas
Organizer: Debabrata Biswas
Convenor: Debabrata Biswas
Pasture poultry and mixed farms (grown poultry with other farms animals and vegetables and fruits) are now gradually replacing the conventional and big size farms and making a strong position in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Organic poultry and other farm animals are raised with access to the outdoors for at least one-third of the entire life cycle. The lack of proper biosecurity measures potentially increases the possibility of coming into close contact with sources of foodborne pathogens including birds, pests and other wild animals. The objective of organic livestock production is to produce meat, meat products, eggs and milk in an environmentally friendly manner without the use of medical drugs and chemicals. Consumers believe that organic products are healthier than conventional foods. To avoid the antibiotics and growth hormones, the organic farmer needs some natural products that can replace those components and sustain their business long term. The possible effective natural organic products are needed to be established as alternative source of antimicrobial agents, proteins and nutrients in both conventional and organic livestock production. This symposium will focus on the sustainable management of organic poultry/mixed farms including best practice, improving food safety and consumer confidence.


3:30 PM
Dynamics of Mixed Farm Practice and Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
Debabrata Biswas, University of Maryland-College Park
4:00 PM
Salmonella and Campylobacter in Pasture/Mixed Farm
Walid Alali, University of Georgia
4:30 PM
Antibiotic Resistance and Use of Natural and Organic Antimicrobials
Irene Hanning, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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