There is a significant burden of illness in Canada from foodborne salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis. Both epidemiological evidence end expert opinion recognize poultry and poultry derived products as an important source of these illnesses.
Salmonella and Campylobacter are known to occur naturally in live poultry and contamination may occur at any stage of the farm-to fork production. Accordingly, food businesses that slaughter poultry or process poultry products need to consider Salmonella and Campylobacter as hazards of concern to their products and implement control measures throughout their production process to mitigate risks. Food businesses can verify the efficacy of their control measures, such as sanitary dressing procedures and antimicrobial interventions by implementing the PRMP.