In Pennsylvania, there are approximately 400 large, small, and very small plants that produce fresh, further processed, or ready-to-eat meat and poultry products for the consuming public. The proposed research will focus on a number of different approaches to control pathogenic bacteria, such as Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter spp. associated with raw, further processed, or ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, from slaughter, throughout processing, and ultimately to the consumer. The longevity, profitability, and sustainability of the Pennsylvania meat and poultry industries will benefit from this information by working to prevent foodborne illness, outbreaks, and recalls. Ultimately, a thorough understanding of pathogen incidence, virulence, and transmission within the food supply as well as control measures, have the potential to benefit the health and well-being of all of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
|Effective start/end date||1/22/10 → 9/30/12|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture