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Reduced contamination of pig carcasses using an alternative pluck set removal procedure during slaughter

(2018) MEAT SCIENCE. 145. p.23-30
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This study compared the current pig slaughter procedure where the pluck set is completely removed with a procedure where the pluck set is partially removed, leaving the highly contaminated oral cavity, tonsils and tongue untouched. The effect on carcass contamination was investigated by enumerating hygiene indicator bacteria (total aerobic count, Enterobacteriaceae and E. coli) and cefotaxime-resistant E. coli (CREC) as well as assessing Salmonella and Yersinia enterocolitica presence on the sternum, elbow and throat of pig carcasses. Using the alternative pluck set removal, significantly lower mean numbers of hygiene indicator bacteria on throat samples and E. coli on elbow samples were found. Less pig carcasses were highly contaminated and a lower presence and level of CREC was observed. No difference in Salmonella or Yersinia enterocolitica presence was seen. The data in this study can help to assess the effect of this alternative procedure on the safety of pork and subsequently public health.
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pig, slaughter, pluck set, contamination, pork, PATHOGENIC YERSINIA-ENTEROCOLITICA, SALMONELLA-ENTERICA, ESCHERICHIA-COLI, TONSILS, PREVALENCE, PCR, QUANTIFICATION, HYGIENE, PORK, IDENTIFICATION

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Biasino, Wauter, et al. “Reduced Contamination of Pig Carcasses Using an Alternative Pluck Set Removal Procedure during Slaughter.” MEAT SCIENCE, vol. 145, 2018, pp. 23–30, doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.05.019.
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Biasino, W., De Zutter, L., Woollard, J., Mattheus, W., Bertrand, S., Uyttendaele, M., & Van Damme, I. (2018). Reduced contamination of pig carcasses using an alternative pluck set removal procedure during slaughter. MEAT SCIENCE, 145, 23–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.05.019
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Biasino, Wauter, Lieven De Zutter, Jonathan Woollard, W Mattheus, S Bertrand, Mieke Uyttendaele, and Inge Van Damme. 2018. “Reduced Contamination of Pig Carcasses Using an Alternative Pluck Set Removal Procedure during Slaughter.” MEAT SCIENCE 145: 23–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.05.019.
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Biasino, Wauter, Lieven De Zutter, Jonathan Woollard, W Mattheus, S Bertrand, Mieke Uyttendaele, and Inge Van Damme. 2018. “Reduced Contamination of Pig Carcasses Using an Alternative Pluck Set Removal Procedure during Slaughter.” MEAT SCIENCE 145: 23–30. doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.05.019.
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Biasino W, De Zutter L, Woollard J, Mattheus W, Bertrand S, Uyttendaele M, et al. Reduced contamination of pig carcasses using an alternative pluck set removal procedure during slaughter. MEAT SCIENCE. 2018;145:23–30.
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W. Biasino et al., “Reduced contamination of pig carcasses using an alternative pluck set removal procedure during slaughter,” MEAT SCIENCE, vol. 145, pp. 23–30, 2018.
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  title        = {{Reduced contamination of pig carcasses using an alternative pluck set removal procedure during slaughter}},
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