Scientists Studying Salmonella in Cattle Lymph Nodes

FoodSafetyNews.com - “What we have found is that, in certain times of the year and in certain regions of the country, it’s not uncommon to recover Salmonella from some of the peripheral lymph nodes” in cattle, says Guy Loneragan, a veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University.

If you eat undercooked beef, it’s not just E. coli you have to worry about. Salmonella may be predominately associated with poultry, but beef can also be contaminated with the pathogen.

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“What we have found is that, in certain times of the year and in certain regions of the country, it’s not uncommon to recover Salmonella from some of the peripheral lymph nodes” in cattle, says Guy Loneragan, a veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University.

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