Application and evaluation of male-specific bacteriophage as a process integrity or faecal contamination indicator in a pork slaughterhouse environment.

@article{Miller1998ApplicationAE,
  title={Application and evaluation of male-specific bacteriophage as a process integrity or faecal contamination indicator in a pork slaughterhouse environment.},
  author={Arthur J Miller and Brian S Eblen and Alan Oser and William Burkhardt},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={898-904}
}
A male-specific bacteriophage plaque assay was evaluated as a faecal contamination or process integrity indicator for aspects of the pork slaughter process. Over 400 samples were tested including: sponge swabs from animal hauling trailer floors and dressed carcass surfaces; faecal material; water from slaughter sites; and water from each stage of wastewater treatment. Bacteriophage were observed in wastewater, trailers, slaughter process water and swine faeces. No bacteriophage were observed on… CONTINUE READING