Use of routine beef carcase Escherichia coli monitoring data to investigate the relationship between hygiene status of incoming stock and processing efficacy.

@article{Kiermeier2006UseOR,
  title={Use of routine beef carcase Escherichia coli monitoring data to investigate the relationship between hygiene status of incoming stock and processing efficacy.},
  author={Andreas Kiermeier and Joanne Bobbitt and Paul Vanderlinde and Glen M Higgs and Andrew Pointon and John Sumner},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={263-9}
}
In Australian export-registered abattoirs microbiological monitoring is carried out within the E. coli and Salmonella Monitoring (ESAM) program. During the calendar year 2003, the ESAM database indicated a national prevalence of Escherichia coli of around 3.0% for steers/heifers and 7.1% for cows/bulls. An investigation was carried out to attempt to elucidate why some establishments had E. coli prevalence markedly higher or markedly lower than the national average. The investigation was based… CONTINUE READING