A steam-vacuum sanitizer reduced aerobic plate counts associated with bovine faecal contamination from 5.5 log10 cfu cm-2 to 3.0 ± 0.21 log10 cfu cm-2 on beef carcass short plates. The same beef carcass short plates inoculated with 7.6 ± 0.09 log10 cfu cm-2 Escherichia coli O157 : H7 in faeces, yielded an average residual level of E. coli O157 :H7 of 2.1 ± 0.21 log10 cfu cm-2, after steam-vacuum treatments. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of a steam-vacuum sanitizer for removing E. coli O157: H7 from beef carcasses.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Letters in Applied Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology