BIFSCO Funded Research

Projects in the Field

  • High-resolution serotype population analyses in pre-harvest cattle to reveal Salmonella transmission networks. Nikki Shariat, Ph.D., University of Georgia. Co-funded by NCBA, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, 2020.  
  • Literature Review: Pre-Harvest management controls and intervention options for reducing Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) shedding in cattle: an update for 2021. Todd Callaway, Ph.D., University of Georgia. Co-funded by NCBA, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, 2020. 
  • Longitudinal evaluation of Salmonella in environmental components and peripheral lymph nodes of fed cattle from weaning to finish in three distinct feeding locations. Ashley Arnold, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Co-funded by NCBA, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, 2019.

Completed Projects

  • Effects of product moisture and process humidity on pathogen lethality during continuous cooking of meat and poultry products. Michigan State University. Co-funded by Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, 2018. 
  • Development and validation of dynamic predictive models for growth and toxin formation by Staphylococcus aureus in low temperature cooked products. University of Georgia. Co-funded by Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, 2018. 
  • Validating growth models for Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, and Bacillus cereus during cooling of uncured meat and poultry products. University of Wisconsin. Co-funded by Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education, a contractor to The Beef Checkoff, and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, 2018.