AMSA Educational Webinar: Validation of commercial antimicrobial intervention technologies to control Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli on market hog carcasses and pork products

  • Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2021

December 8, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT


This presentation will focus primarily on the efficacy of antimicrobial interventions at reducing Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli on the market hog carcass surface, as well as Salmonella on pork subprimals and trim. The impact of these interventions on color (carcass and subprimal) and oxidation of trim will also be discussed.


Dr. Gragg earned her B.S. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S. from Texas Tech University, and her Ph.D. in Animal Science from Texas Tech University. She joined the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry in 2013 and has more than 18 years of experience in food safety research. Her research program investigates pre-harvest and post-harvest issues affecting the meat and produce industries, with specific interests addressing the manner by which pathogens contaminate food products and the application of interventions to prevent and/or reduce pathogen presence. She is particularly interested in studying the pre-harvest transmission of foodborne pathogens in food animals, as well as, investigating interventions to reduce foodborne pathogens in live animals. As an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs at K-State, she also contributes to food safety research for school foodservice programs. Dr. Gragg teaches courses in food microbiology, produce safety, and food policy at K-State.


This webinar is hosted by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). The webinar is interactive and will last approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.  Registration is complimentary, but you must first register by clicking on the enrollment link: https://meatscience-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yMlSE4inRRiqROm_Qrk4Lw. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail message confirming your enrollment status and information that you need to join the webinar.

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