Integrating microbial decontamination with organic acids in HACCP programmes for muscle foods: prospects and controversies.

@article{Smulders1998IntegratingMD,
  title={Integrating microbial decontamination with organic acids in HACCP programmes for muscle foods: prospects and controversies.},
  author={Frans J. M. Smulders and G Gordon Greer},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={149-69}
}
A considerable literature reports the antibacterial efficacy of dilute solutions of organic acids (lactic, acetic). With carcasses an overall reduction in surface contaminants of 1.5 log cycles can be expected. Carcass decontamination may not improve the safety of the resultant meat, but laboratory trials confirm that acid decontamination of subprimal and retail cuts is more efficacious. An advantage over many other intervention strategies is that residual antimicrobial activity is demonstrable… CONTINUE READING

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