Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 2007 Volume 23, Issue 3-4, Pages: 101-107
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Slaughterhouse: Slaughter place or source of contamination

Ivanović Snežana, Žutić M., Radanović O., Lilić S.

There are many possibilities of pig carcasses contamination by pathogenic microorganisms, particularly on the slaughter line. The aim of this paper was to affirm a hygienic level of the slaughter line by the enumeration of aerobic bacteria and enterobacteria. Samples were taken by both non-destructive and destructive methods from 4 place on the carcass of 5 pigs, weekly for 15 weeks. The results of examination has shown the hygiene of slaughter line had satisfied and acceptable level. Destructive method of samples was more susceptible than non-destructive method. The obtained results have interpreted according to regulation EC 2073/2005. .

Keywords: slaughterhouse, pig, carcass, hygiene

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