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Analysis of E. coli Removal from Beef Tissues Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy


<p>Numerous anti-microbial washing systems and compounds are currently being used in the beef industry to control bacteria. This study looked at the effectiveness of anti-microbial wash solutions and hot water against E. coli ands its adhesion to beef muscle and fat tissue. Three organic acid washes (acetic, citric and lactic) and trisodium phosphate were used on two strains of E. coli, non-pathogenic E. coli and E. coli O157:H7.</p>

McLandsborough, Lynne
University of Massachusetts