The New Trend for Recovering Microorganisms in Beef
Tuesday, April 25, 2019, at 2 PM Eastern
This webinar will provide an expert review of manual and continuous sampling devices for N60 alternatives. N60 sampling alternatives present opportunities for labor, product, and profit gains for the beef trim industry. Understanding appropriate applications and limitations is critical to ensure that the compliance, food safety, and operational business needs of the organization are met.
Join USDA and bioMérieux for a discussion on the scientific background, regulatory stance, and recommendations for applications of the recovery of pathogenic and indicator organisms using this latest sampling methodology.
• Review a data-driven comparison of sample collection methods
• Explore safer, better techniques to monitor combo bins
• Gain an understanding of how small changes can make a big impact on sample collection
• Consider the differences between N60, N60 plus, MSD, and CSD
Terry Arthur, Ph.D., serves as a research microbiologist in the Meat Safety and Quality Research Unit at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. The research objectives for the unit focus on foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance associated with the production of red meat. Terry’s primary interests pertain to understanding the dynamics of pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella that have been associated with feedlot cattle and identifying interventions to reduce or prevent contamination of beef carcasses and raw beef products. In addition, Dr. Arthur’s work has provided a context for the interpretation of antimicrobial resistance data obtained from agricultural sources and resulted in over 80 peer-reviewed publications. Terry obtained a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Barbara Van Renterghem Ph.D., Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine