E. coli

Why E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak mystifies scientists

The struggle to identify the origins of the E. coli outbreak, which has sickened people from Washington state to New Jersey, highlights the difficulty of tracking a pathogen through a complex food supply chain, said... more »

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce spreads to another state

The E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is now in 26 states. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention... more »

Farm identified in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified one farm as a source of the whole-head romaine lettuce that sickened several people at a correctional facility in Alaska as part of a multi-state outbreak of E.... more »

Update regarding E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update regarding the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. Here's a statement from the Produce... more »

Produce groups comment on E. coli breakout linked to lettuce

After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a connection between a multi-state E. coli outbreak and romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, leading industry groups issued a response. In a joint statement,... more »

Organizations release joint statement on E. coli in lettuce

A group of produce industry associations today issued the following statement to update consumers on a recent e.coli outbreak being investigated in Canada and the U.S.: "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... more »

Project examines pathogen risks of wildlife

A group of researchers hope to shed light on the various wild bird and mammal species that visit produce fields and the prevalence of pathogens within those species.  Although each crop field and agricultural operation... more »

Public Health investigates E. coli outbreak in Washington

Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodborne illnesses you can contract.We follow specific steps to find clues that help us pinpoint the source(s) that... more »

Five years after deadly E. Coli outbreak, Salinas Valley farmers struggle to rebound

Five years after their healthy-looking green fields became the epicenter of a national food disaster, farmers in the Salinas Valley are still working to regain something even the most bountiful harvest can't ensure: the public's... more »

Irradiation underused to fight E. coli in foods

Zapping salad fixings with just a bit of radiation can kill dangerous E. coli and other bacteria - and food safety experts say Europe's massive outbreak shows wary consumers should give the long-approved step a... more »

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