How Can Processors Significantly Improve Processing Yield and Lower Salmonella without Added Expense?

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Date: 
2007
Volume: 
47
Number: 
12

 

 For years, poultry companies have known that they can significantly improve finished whole-ready-to-cook WOG yield by lowering scalder temperatures. However, every time companies attempt to lower scalder temperatures two problems routinely occur: 1) Salmonella begins to multiply in the scalder and 2) carcasses do not pick well. This has led to repeated assistance to companies that were having difficulty meeting the USDA-FSIS, HACCP/Salmonella pathogen reduction rule.