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Issue Number: Council III 009


Report - Blade Tenderization Committee

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Acknowledgement of the Blade Tenderization Committee final report.

Public Health Significance

The Blade Tenderization Committee was charged with reviewing the guidance document "Guidelines on Injected and Mechanically Tenderized Beef Steak for Retail and Food Service Establishments" submitted to Council III at the 2008 CFP Biannual Meeting and making a revised document that would be reported back to CFP at the 2010 Biannual Meeting. The Committee:

a. Provided peer review of the "Guidelines on Blade Tenderized Beef for Restaurants and Retail Food Establishments" submitted at the 2006 and 2008 meetings,

b. Recommended changes to improve the document and possible changes to the Food Code, and

c. Considered recent scientific research and any new data of contamination by Escherichia coli O157:H7 and the impact on this by various processes including injected and mechanically tenderized beef steaks.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

acknowledgement of the Final Committee Report from the Blade Tenderization Committee, with thanks to the committee for completing their work and disbanding the committee.


Submitter Information

Name Robert G Reinhard, Co-Chair
Organization Blade Tenderization Committee
Address Sara Lee Corporation
3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Telephone 630-598-8058
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