The potential use of chilling to control the growth of Enterobacteriaceae on porcine carcasses and the incidence of E. coli O157:H7 in pigs.

@article{Lenahan2009ThePU,
  title={The potential use of chilling to control the growth of Enterobacteriaceae on porcine carcasses and the incidence of E. coli O157:H7 in pigs.},
  author={Mary Lenahan and Helena Crowley and Stephen B. G. O'Brien and Caroline A. Byrne and T Sweeney and James Sheridan},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1512-20}
}
AIMS To (i) monitor the presence of Enterobacteriaceae as indicators of faecal contamination on pig carcasses, (ii) examine the potential use of chilling as a critical control point (CCP) and establish its influence on pig carcass categorization by Decision 471/EC and (iii) determine the incidence of E. coli O157:H7 in pigs. METHODS AND RESULTS Porcine faecal samples and carcass swabs were collected before and after chilling at four Irish pig abattoirs and examined for Enterobacteriaceae and… CONTINUE READING