Next front in fight against Salmonella: lymph nodes?
Friday February 24 2012
Some early research being conducted, in part, at Texas Tech University is suggesting that the next battlefront against Salmonella is not on the hide-stripped carcasses of cattle, but inside their lymph nodes.
One of three participants in a panel session at yesterday's Agricultural Outlook Forum, in a hotel in Crystal City, Va., Guy Loneragan, a professor in the department of animal and food sciences at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Tex., described a study being conducted in collaboration with USDA's U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, in Clay Center, Neb. The study, which is Loneragan stressed is in its preliminary stages, involves examining 3,327 samples of beef.
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