The effects of preslaughter washing on the reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transfer from cattle hides to carcasses during slaughter.

@article{Byrne2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of preslaughter washing on the reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transfer from cattle hides to carcasses during slaughter.},
  author={Catherine M Byrne and Declan J. Bolton and James Sheridan and David A. McDowell and Ian S. Blair},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={142-5}
}
Fresh bovine faeces were inoculated with a non-toxigenic, antibiotic resistant strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7, spread on the rump areas of 30 heifers and allowed to dry for 24 h. Ten of the cattle then entered the normal slaughter process without further treatment. The remaining cattle were washed with a powerhose for 1 min (10 animals) and 3 min (10 animals) before entering the normal slaughter process. Both washing treatments removed all visible faecal materials on the live animals… CONTINUE READING