Microbiological contamination in Three Large-Scale Pig Slaughterhouses in Northern Italy

  title={Microbiological contamination in Three Large-Scale Pig Slaughterhouses in Northern Italy},
  author={Pierluigi Di Ciccio and Maria Cristina Ossiprandi and Emanuela Zanardi and Sergio Ghidini and Giancarlo Belluzzi and Alberto Vergara and Adriana Ianieri},
  booktitle={Italian journal of food safety},
The aim of this survey was to obtain data on microbiological contamination of pig carcasses and environments in three large-scale Italian slaughterhouses (identified as A-B-C) located in Northern Italy. Each slaughterhouse was visited six times. Five carcasses and three different sites of the slaughterhouse (before and during slaughter) were sampled on each sampling day. A single pooled caecal sample was taken on each sampling day. A total of 90 carcasses, 108 environmental samples and 18… CONTINUE READING


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