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Salmonella organisms in garden fertilizers of animal origin

  • H. Williams Smith (a1), J. F. Tucker (a1), M. L. M. Hall (a2) and B. Rowe (a2)

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Of 120 specimens of garden fertilizers of animal origin purchased in retail shops, 40 (33·3%) were found to be contaminated with salmonella organisms. Untreated bone meal (53·1%) was the most heavily contaminated but 25% of specimens of this product classed as heat-treated or sterilized were positive. In all, 32 serotypes were identified.

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Walker, J. H. C. (1957). Organic fertilizers as a source of salmonella infection. Lancet ii, 283284.

Salmonella organisms in garden fertilizers of animal origin

  • H. Williams Smith (a1), J. F. Tucker (a1), M. L. M. Hall (a2) and B. Rowe (a2)

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