A model to visualize attachment and survival of Yersinia enterocolitica in superficial and deep structures of pig carcasses before and after decontamination

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2007-01-01
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Krag, R.
Olsen, J.
Aabo, S.
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At the slaughterhouses carcasses are often contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. End point carcass decontamination is found to be effective to reduce the number of bacteria on the carcasses and may improve food safety Attachment of bacteria to the carcass surface is the first step in contamination of the final food product, and understanding of the adherence and survival of bacteria in relation decontamtnation is essential for the development of effective decontamination methods.

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