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Testing that puts your process a cut above.

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The Canadian meat industry is comprised of primary and secondary processing of red meats including beef, pork, and lamb. A critical need for the meat industry is to protect consumers from exposure to food-borne illnesses, especially listeria.

3M's complete line of quality indicator tests, pathogen tests and hygiene monitoring systems allows meat manufacturers to monitor critical control points, finished product and plant environment.

Meat Processing Requirements

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Learn how 3M can help you manage food safety contamination risks in meat processing.

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Spotlight on Meat Processing Microorganisms

  • A microscopic image of a Campylobacter cell.


    Campylobacter is part of the natural gut microflora in turkeys, chickens, sheep, swine and cattle. Testing for Campylobacter is important for food manufacturers as it only takes 500 Campylobacter cells to cause infections in humans.


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  • A microscopic image of a Listeria bacterium.


    Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, bacterium – microscopic in appearance, but looming large among public health officials for its ability to cause fatalities.


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  • An image of a Salmonella bacterium.


    Salmonella stands out among pathogenic organisms for its high prevalence. The illness it causes, salmonellosis, is the most commonly reported cause of food-borne illness today.


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Help prevent potential issues from leading to major problems.

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