Presence of Clostridium perfringens in retail chicken livers

Kerry K. Cooper, Dawn M. Bueschel, J. Glenn Songer

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Chicken livers sold at grocery stores in Tucson, AZ, USA were examined for the presence of Clostridium perfringens. Results showed that 69.6% of sampled retail chicken livers were culture positive for C. perfringens. Genotyping of the isolates showed that all the isolates were type A, but were negative for the enterotoxin gene (cpe).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-68
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Chicken livers
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Poultry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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