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Steam Pasteurization of Beef Trimmings Destined for Ground Beef


<p>This study evaluated a prototype steam pasteurization system (SPS) for the decontamination of beef trimmings. The three stated objectives to the project were as follows. 1) To determine the effects of steam pasteurization on descriptive sensory attributes. 2) To determine a recommended integrated steam pasteurization process which could be applied in a commercial ground beef production facility. 3) To continue process development and anti-microbial validation for SPS systems for surface decontamination of beef trimmings destined for ground meat products.</p>

Kastner, Curtis; Marsden, James; Phebus, Randall
Kansas State University