FOOD SAFETY AND PROCESS HYGIENE CRITERIONS ON SHEEP CARCASSES

  • R. Mazzette | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Sez. Ispezione degli Alimenti di O.A, Dip. Biologia Animale - Università di Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Busia Sez. Ispezione degli Alimenti di O.A, Dip. Biologia Animale - Università di Sassari, Italy.
  • A. Mureddu Sez. Ispezione degli Alimenti di O.A, Dip. Biologia Animale - Università di Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Fois ASL n. 1, Sassari, Italy.
  • R. Marrosu ASL n. 1, Sassari, Italy.
  • F. Cadeddu ASL n. 3, Nuoro, Italy.
  • G. Sedda ASL n. 3, Nuoro, Italy.
  • S. Flumini ASL n. 3, Nuoro, Italy.
  • A. Uras ASL n. 3, Nuoro, Italy.
  • R. Melillo Sez. Ispezione degli Alimenti di O.A, Dip. Biologia Animale - Università di Sassari, Italy.
  • D. Meloni Sez. Ispezione degli Alimenti di O.A, Dip. Biologia Animale - Università di Sassari, Italy.

Abstract

The hygienic status and the presence of some pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp.) at slaughterhouses was evaluated in different matrix of sheep and lambs (carcass surface, faeces, fleeces and mesenteric lymph nodes) according to the Com. Reg. (EC) No 2073/2005. The 48% of sheep and 68.9% of lamb sampled carcasses resulted allocated into the marginal category for Aerobic colony count, while the 28% and 42.2% respectively were allocated into unacceptable category for Enterobacteriaceae. S.aureus was isolated more frequently in fleeces (11.5%), carcasses (12.6%) of lambs than sheep. L. monocytogenes was found in fleeces and carcass of two sheep and in faeces of four lambs, while Salmonella spp. was detected only in sheep carcasses of a single plant.

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2011-01-08
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sheep carcasses, microbiological status, slaughtering process, meat hygiene
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Mazzette, R., Busia, G., Mureddu, A., Fois, G., Marrosu, R., Cadeddu, F., Sedda, G., Flumini, S., Uras, A., Melillo, R., & Meloni, D. (2011). FOOD SAFETY AND PROCESS HYGIENE CRITERIONS ON SHEEP CARCASSES. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.845