Risk-based disposition judgment of peri-acute pneumonia in carcases of lot fed cattle

10 April 2017
Focus area: Animal welfare
Program stream: Product & process integrity
Project number: 2016-1351
Post-mortem inspection of sheep and cattle in abattoirs is an integral part of quality assurance in the Australian red meat industry. A criticism of meat inspection in all developed countries, including Australia, is that resources are not directed at issues posing the greatest risk to product safety. 

Following an initial workshop with key industry stakeholders to develop the R&D and adoption strategy for post-mortem inspection several projects were conducted.

An external review was completed with the aim of providing a sound scientific basis for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of post-mortem inspections in abattoirs, while maintaining control over the safety of product and its suitability for consumers. 
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