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Title: Review of potential sources and control of thermoduric bacteria in bulk-tank milk
Authors: Gleeson, David E
O'Connell, Aine
Jordan, Kieran
Keywords: Bacillus cereus
Bulk-tank milk
Thermodurics
Thermophiles
Sulphite-reducing clostridia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Ireland
Citation: D. Gleeson, A. O’Connell and K. Jordan. 2013. Review of potential sources and control of thermoduric bacteria in bulk-tank milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 52: 217–227
Series/Report no.: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol52
Abstract: Bacteria that contaminate milk include thermoduric bacteria that can survive pasteurisation and subsequently grow in the pasteurised milk or contaminate product. Elimination of thermodurics at milking is not feasible. Therefore, knowledge of their source and strategies for their reduction are important. The major sources of thermodurics in milk are contamination of the teat skin from soil and bedding, and subsequent contamination from deposits that can build up on milking equipment surfaces. Hygiene at milking can reduce the number of bacteria contaminating milk. Teat preparation at milking and a recommended plant cleaning procedure are critical to the prevention of the contamination of milk with thermoduric bacteria.
Description: peer-reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/530
ISSN: 0791-6833
Appears in Collections:Livestock Systems
Livestock Systems
Food Safety
IJAFR, volume 52, no 2, 2013

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