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.
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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.
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.
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.