Prevalence of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 (VTEC O157) and compliance with microbiological safety standards in bovine carcasses from an industrial beef slaughter plant (pages 408–413)
M. Ramoneda, M. Foncuberta, M. Simón, S. Sabaté, M.D. Ferrer, S. Herrera, B. Landa, N. Musté, R. Martí, V. Trabado, O. Carbonell, M. Vila, M. Espelt, B. Ramírez and J. Durán
Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/lam.12062
Significance and Impact of the Study: This study describes the prevalence of verotoxigenic and multidrug-resistant E. coli O157 strains in bovine carcasses. These results suggest that despite the good manufacturing practices used in the slaughterhouse studied (the largest in Catalonia slaughtering over 81 000 cattle per year), the absence of verotoxigenic E. coli O157 in bovine carcasses cannot be guaranteed.