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E. coli, and Interventions Study Program - a syndicated PIP project

Project start date: 14 January 2013
Project end date: 29 November 2013
Publication date: 01 March 2013
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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​Following the declaration of six additional E. coli serogroups (STECs) as adulterants, Australian processors expressed a need to increase their understanding of the options available to respond to these requirements and respond to presumtive positive and confirmed positive results for STECs. This project involved a study program for meat processing quality assurance and operations managers in the USA, designed to examine interventions applied on plant, participate in North American Meat Association (NAMA) conference and hold specific meetings with supply chains using grinding beef. The group prepared this report compiling the results of these meetings under various topical headings, drawing some conclusions about areas that Australian processors need to consider, and making suggestions for further research.

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Project manager: Ian Jenson
Primary researcher: MLA