First Results from New Non-O157 Testing Program Are In

Food Safety News-Another study from Texas Tech University got a somewhat higher figure, finding that 4.11 percent of whole meat cuts sold at retail locations were contaminated with a non-O157 shiga toxin-procuding E. coli (STEC).

On June 4, food regulators began screening beef for six more strains of E. coli beyond the already-monitored E. coli O157:H7. Since that time, 110 samples of beef trim have been tested for non-O157 E. coli; 3 were found to be carrying these bacteria.

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Another study from Texas Tech University got a somewhat higher figure, finding that 4.11 percent of whole meat cuts sold at retail locations were contaminated with a non-O157 shiga toxin-procuding E. coli (STEC).

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