Abraham D.,Instituto Nacional Of Carnes |
Dassatti G.,Instituto Nacional Of Carnes |
Cal A.,Instituto Nacional Of Carnes
Health and Technology | Year: 2014
The present paper is a description of the Electronic Information System for the Meat Industry set up in all bovine slaughter plants in Uruguay. This is the system used for mandatory Industrial Traceability, which together with compulsory Animal Traceability enables the country to have a unique traceability system in the world; from the fields to your plate. © 2014 IUPESM and Springer-Verlag.
Xavier M.D.L.P.,Instituto Nacional Of Carnes |
Dauber C.,Laboratorio Tecnologico del Uruguay |
Mussio P.,Laboratorio Tecnologico del Uruguay |
Delgado E.,Laboratorio Tecnologico del Uruguay |
And 6 more authors.
Meat Science | Year: 2014
The objectives of the present work were to assess the use of moderate doses of gamma irradiation (2 to 5. kGy) and to reduce the risk of pathogen presence without altering the quality attributes of bovine trimmings and of patties made of irradiated trimmings. Microbiological indicators (coliforms, Pseudomonas spp and mesophilic aerobic counts), physicochemical indicators (pH, color and tiobarbituric acid) and sensory changes were evaluated during storage. 5 kGy irradiation doses slightly increased off flavors in patties. Two pathogenic markers (Listeria monocytogenesand. Escherichia coliO157:H7) were inoculated at high or low loads to trimmingsamples which were subsequently irradiated and lethality curves were obtained. Provided that using irradiation doses ≤. 2.5. kGy are used, reductions of 2. log. CFU/g of L. monocytogenes and 5. log. CFU/g of E. coli O157:H7 are expected. It seems reasonable to suppose that irradiation can be successfully employed to improve the safety of frozen trimmings when initial pathogenic bacteria burdens are not extremely high. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.