a1 Department of Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Comparison of bacterial counts of poultry carcass skin by the cotton swab and alginate swab methods showed no differences between the two sampling methods in total counts and Enterobacteriaceae counts. Also no differences were found in Salmonella isolations.
(Received January 19 1976)
* Summer student of the university OF Manitoba, Department of Food Science, Winnipeg, Canada.