Recovery Rate of Campylobacter fetus ssp. jejuni on Eviscerated Pork, Lamb, and Beef Carcasses


  • Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Atlanta, GA, June 7—10, 1981

  • The author thanks P.J. Rothenbere for his diiiaent and conscien- tious technical assistance in this study

  • Reference to a brand name does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Unwashed carcasses of swine (58), sheep (59), and beef (58) were assessed for the incidence of Campylobacter fetus spp. jejuni. The potential pathogen was present on 38% of the swine, 24% of the sheep, and 2% of the beef carcasses examined. This study serves to point out the association of the pathogen within food marketing channels.