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Evaluation of Multiple-Hurdle Microbiological Interventions to Include Pre-Evisceration Spray-Washing and Other Technologies – For Beef Carcass decontamination

Investigators
Belk, Keith; Smith, Gary; Sofos, John
Institutions
Colorado State University
Objective

A recent study evaluated the effectiveness of sequential, multiple hurdle microbiological intervention systems to improve beef safety. Numerous carcasses at eight plants, fed beef and bull/cow slaughter, were evaluated with over 1,800 bacterial samples taken at various locations on the carcass. Several different intervention systems were assessed.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Cattlemen's Beef Assoc.
Project source
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