The occurrence of Escherichia coli O157 in/on faeces, carcasses and fresh meats from cattle.

@article{Nastasijevic2009TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of Escherichia coli O157 in/on faeces, carcasses and fresh meats from cattle.},
  author={Ivan Nastasijevic and Radmila Dragutinovi{\'c} Mitrovi{\'c} and Sava Buncic},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={101-5}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate whether Escherichia coli O157 is present in/on raw beef in Serbia. Correlated faecal and carcasses samples from 115 slaughtered cattle plus 26 uncorrelated carcass samples were examined. E. coli O157 detection and identification was performed using selective enrichment and immunomagnetic separation followed by selective media-plating and biochemical tests. The E. coli O157 occurrences were 2.6% in faeces and 2.8% on carcasses. The E. coli O157… CONTINUE READING