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Microbiological Testing for the Proper Assessment of the Hygiene Status of Beef Carcasses

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Autor(es):
Camargo, Anderson Carlos [1] ; Coutinho Cossi, Marcus Vinicius [2] ; da Silva, Wladimir Padilha [3] ; Bersot, Luciano dos Santos [4] ; Landgraf, Mariza [5] ; Baranyi, Jozsef [6] ; Gombossy de Melo Franco, Bernadette Dora [5] ; Augusto, Nero Luis [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Vicosa, Dept Vet, Campus UFV, BR-36570900 Vicosa, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Fac Med Vet, Campus Umuarama, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Pelotas, Dept Ciencia & Tecnol Agroind, Campus Capao Ledo, BR-96001970 Pelotas, RS - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Ciencias Vet, Rua Pioneiro 2153, BR-85950000 Palotina, PR - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut, Food Res Ctr, Dept Alimentos & Nutricao Expt, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Debrecen, Inst Nutr, Boszormenyi Ut 138, H-4032 Debrecen - Hungary
Número total de Afiliações: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MICROORGANISMS; v. 7, n. 3 MAR 19 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 2
Resumo

Microbiological testing is an important quality management tool in the food industry. In this study, the hygiene status of beef carcasses sampled in eight Brazilian slaughterhouses was assessed by enumeration of different hygiene indicator microorganisms, and a model to establish potential associations among these counts was proposed. The carcasses (n = 464) were surface sampled at four slaughtering steps (step 1: Hide after bleeding; step 2: Carcass after hide removal; step 3: Carcass after evisceration; step 4: Carcass after end washing) and subjected to a counting of mesophilic aerobes (MA), Enterobacteriaceae (EB), total coliforms (TC), and Escherichia coli (EC) using Petrifilm (TM) plates. Among the sampled beef carcasses (step 4), 32 (6.9%) and 71 (15.3%) presented counts above the microbiological criteria established by (EC) No. 1441/2007 for MA and EB, respectively. Thus, indicating that improvements in slaughter hygiene and a review of process controls are demanded in some of the studied slaughterhouses. The log count differences of EC, TC, and EB from MA were considered as response variables as a function of the slaughtering steps. Differential log counts changed consistently with the steps. The measurements, including the patterns in their inherently random variability, were fairly predictable from steps 1 and 4. The results indicated that differential log counts for TC and EC are not relevant, as their concentrations and random pattern can be inferred from counts of MA and EB. The proposed model can be used as a valuable tool for the design and adoption of feasible quality control programs in beef industries. The adoption of such a tool should have a positive contribution on consumers' health and enhance product quality. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07914-8 - FoRC - Centro de Pesquisa em Alimentos
Beneficiário:Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs