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Decontamination of Food: treatment of hides with shellac

Institutions
University of Liverpool
Start date
2017
End date
2018
Objective
Cattle hides are a major source of contamination of beef during the slaughter process. This project will assess the effectiveness of various aqueous and modified solutions of shellac (a natural edible resin) in immobilising microorganisms on the hair and thus reducing their transfer from hides to meat.
Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project source
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Project number
FS101193