Effects of shearing and fleece cleanliness on microbiological contamination of lamb carcasses.

@article{Hauge2011EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of shearing and fleece cleanliness on microbiological contamination of lamb carcasses.},
  author={Sigrun J Hauge and Ola Nafstad and Eystein Skjerve and O J R\otterud and Truls Nesbakken},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={150 2-3},
  pages={178-83}
}
The meat industry in Norway has developed national guidelines for Good Hygiene Practices for slaughtering and skinning, based on categorisation of animals. These include shearing sheep and lambs in the abattoirs immediately before slaughter. The aim of this study was to investigate microbiological carcass contamination associated with: (i) different shearing regimes; (ii) fleece cleanliness; and (iii) the slaughter process. In addition, the efficacy of the national guidelines in reducing… CONTINUE READING