Prevalence and enumeration of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in U.S. abattoirs that process fewer than 1000 head of cattle per day.

@article{Bosilevac2009PrevalenceAE,
  title={Prevalence and enumeration of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in U.S. abattoirs that process fewer than 1000 head of cattle per day.},
  author={Joseph M. Bosilevac and Terrance M. Arthur and James L Bono and Dayna M. Brichta-Harhay and Norasak Kalchayanand and David A. King and Steve D Shackelford and Tommy L. Wheeler and Mohammad Koohmaraie},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          1272-8
        }
}
A significant portion (15 to 20%) of beef in the United States is produced in small beef processing plants that harvest fewer than 1000 cattle per day. However, there are little data on the prevalence and levels of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in these processing plants. To address this lack of data, hides (n=1995) and carcasses (n=1995) of cattle at seven small processing plants located across the United States were analyzed for E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella. Across all plants… CONTINUE READING

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