Food Safety Fight

Barnhart, Walt
June 2011
BEEF;Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the challenge facing beef producers regarding Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in the U.S. It notes that E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most famous and pathogenic STEC varieties, responsible for around 90 percent of STEC hospitalizations in humans. The article relates that the beef industry is attempting to identify and combat pathogens in beef by focusing on the pre-harvest level.


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