Location: Meat Safety and Quality
Project Number: 3040-42000-021-006-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2021
End Date: Jan 1, 2023
The goal of this study is to identify actionable measures the beef industry can implement to reduce the risk of Salmonella in ground beef.
Identify feedlots with high and low levels of high risk Salmonella and determine their impact through processing including lymph nodes on risk of Salmonella contamination. Sample hides, carcasses and lymph nodes and measure prevalence, levels, virulence and serotypes of Salmonella. Sample mesenteric lymph nodes, trim and ground beef for prevalence, levels, virulence and serotypes of Salmonella from 2 processing plants.