Missouri Beef Producers Fund Research for Consumers

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Finding a faster, more efficient way to detect contamination in food products is the goal of a new research project being funded by the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) through producer beef checkoff dollars.

According to MBIC Executive Director John Kleiboeker, the study will focus on new technology capable of detecting both E. coli 0157:H7 and salmonella simultaneously in ground beef.

“Utilizing the technology will allow the process for evaluating E. coli and salmonella presence in ground beef to go much, much more quickly than any technology that we currently have,” said Kleiboeker.

University of Missouri food scientist Dr. Azlin Mustapha will lead the study with the ultimate goal of reducing the incidence of food products contamination and food-borne illnesses.

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