Aerobic bacteria and solids in a three-tank, two-pass, counterflow scalder.

Scald water and whole carcass rinse samples were collected on 9 different d in a commercial broiler processing plant operating adjacent lines that processed birds from the same flock simultaneously. A conventional, single-tank, two-pass scalder was installed on one line and the other line had a three-tank, two-pass, counterflow scalder in which water mixed… (More)