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.
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Dickson, James S., "Method for reducing contamination of animal carcasses during slaughtering" (1996). Iowa State University Patents. 281.