Controlling microbial contamination on beef and lamb meat during processing.


The microbiological quality of carcases, meat and environmental surfaces was evaluated in commercial boning rooms processing beef and lamb. There was considerable variation in the level of microbial contamination on both carcases and meat, with counts ranging from less than 20 to 10(8)/cm2 on carcases and to 2 x 10(7)/cm2 on meat. The level of microbial… (More)


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