The Establish of the Coliforms/cm2 on the Area of Cattle Carcass Air Drying

Dorin Tibulca, Claudiu Dan Salagean, Mirela Jimborean


Coliforms present in 1 cm2 of carcass surface shows the degree of contamination during slaughtering as well as the hygienic condition of the air, the slaughtering hall, the equipment getting in contact with the carcasses, of the utensils, operators’ work equipment, of the operators’ hygiene. The indicator is determined by inoculating microorganisms from the carcasses surface in nutritional and selective environments, followed by their placing under heat control and counting of the microorganisms.


operational sanitation, coliforms, slaughtering, carcasses

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