Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-28-1996

Abstract

A method for reducing contamination of animal carcasses during slaughtering, particularly bovine carcasses. Contamination of carcasses during slaughtering is reduced by applying water and/or an aqueous antimicrobial solution to the carcass concurrently with hide removal. The stickiness of the exposed carcass surface is reduced, so fewer contaminants adhere to the surface, or adhere less tightly, thus minimizing contamination and improving the efficiency of subsequent cleaning procedures.

Patent Number

US 5,520,575

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

349,056

Date Filed

12-2-1994

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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