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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R1991

Topic

Animal Products

Summary and Implications

Irradiation of ground beef in modified atmosphere packaging was compared with irradiation of ground beef in vacuum packaging for the inhibitory impact on Escherichia coli O157:H7. Recovery of surviving organisms showed that packaging systems did not alter the effects of irradiation for reduction of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef. Therefore, modified atmosphere packaging may be used to improve color of irradiated ground beef without affecting the inhibitory impact of irradiation.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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