Microbial assessment of an upward and downward dehiding technique in a commercial beef processing plant.


Preventing microbial contamination during dehiding is challenging, and skinning methods are of critical importance for the hygienic status of beef carcasses. Two skinning methods are usually employed: upward hide pulling (UHP) and downward hide pulling (DHP). This study has compared the microbiological contamination of carcasses using both systems in a beef… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.03.009


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