Bacteriological quality and shelf life of ground beef.

  title={Bacteriological quality and shelf life of ground beef.},
  author={B S Emswiler and C J Pierson and A W Kotula},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={31 6},
The bacteriological quality of unfrozen raw ground beef was evaluated after 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 days of storage at 29 +/- 1 F (-1.7 +/- 0.6 C). At the time of fabrication, all of the ground beef samples contained 10(6) or fewer total aerobic and psychrotrophic bacteria/g; 81% contained 100 or fewer coliforms/g; 94% contained 100 or fewer Escherichia… CONTINUE READING