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AMI Foundation Releases Report on Mitigation of Salmonella in Lymph Nodes using Pre-Harvest Intervention.

Monday, April 15, 2013

(American Meat Institute)

The AMI Foundation last week released a new report about a project that evaluated supplementation of cattle diets with Lactobacillus acidophilus NP51 to reduce Salmonella in lymph nodes at slaughter. The research, led by Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University, concluded that a direct‐fed microbial treatment with the high dose of NP51 is a viable intervention to reduce the carriage of Salmonella in the lymph nodes of cattle. This finding could potentially aid in reducing ground beef contamination from lymph nodes harboring Salmonella. If so, a decrease in the prevalence of Salmonella in lymph nodes could help to protect public health by helping to decrease the illnesses caused by ground beef. Other investigation team members included Guy Loneragan, Ph.D., Chance Brooks, Ph.D., Mark Miller, Alejandro Echeverry, Ph.D.,  Sara Gragg and Kendra Nightingale, Ph.D.,  of Texas Tech, Dan Schaefer of Cargill, and Dayna Harhay, Ph.D., of US Meat Animal Research Center.

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