Project: Epidemiological survey of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli O157 in the production of beef.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-99 – 31-OCT-01
- Faeces from cattle in slaughterhouses are examined for the presence of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli O157. On farms, which deliver positive animals, an extended epidemiological survey is carried out. Isolated strains are genetically typed. After slaughtering of positive animals the carcasses are examined. The effect of cooling and decontamination on the contamination of carcasses is carried on a quantitative way.