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Source and Spread of Particulate and Bacterial Contamination Between Cattle during Farm to Abattoir Phase of Production

Institutions
Direct Laboratories Ltd
ADAS Consulting Ltd
University of Bristol
Start date
1999
End date
2002
Objective
The overall objectives of this project are to establish the incidence of E. coli O157, salmonella and campylobacter on-farm, in markets and abattoir environments, to investigate the spread of particulate and bacterial contamination between cattle along the production/processing chain, and develop intervention measures to reduce these risks.
More information
Contamination of beef carcasses during slaughter and dressing is unavoidable and work needs to be done to minimise the amount of microbiological contamination present as cattle go to slaughter, as well as in the abattoir.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
M01009
Categories
Campylobacter
Bacterial Pathogens
Salmonella
Escherichia coli