Improving the Safety of Fresh MeatAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: December 2005
Provides an authoritative reference summarizing the latest research on reducing microbial and other hazards in raw and fresh red meat Investigates the prevalence and detection of pathogens Describes contamination risks and how they can best be managed Discusses the range of available decontamination techniques Features contributions from an international team of experts The safety of fresh meat continues to be a major concern for consumers. As a result, there has been a wealth of research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain. Improving the Safety of Fresh Meat reviews this research and its implications for the meat industry. Part I discusses identifying and managing hazards on the farm. There are chapters on the prevalence and detection of pathogens and on chemical and other contaminants. A number of chapters also discuss ways of controlling such hazards in the farm environment. Part II of the book reviews the identification and control of hazards during and after slaughter. There are chapters on both contamination risks and how they can best be managed. The book also discusses the range of decontamination techniques available to meat processors as well as such areas as packaging and storage. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Improving the Safety of Fresh Meat will be a standard reference for the meat industry.