Elkhorn Valley Packing, of Harper, KS, is recalling 3,436 pounds of boneless beef chuck product that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The problem was discovered when FSIS was conducting routine FSIS testing

Continue Reading Testing finds E.coli in beef distributed to nine states

Teresa Bergholz and Jade Mitchell, both Ph.D.’s with Michigan State University (MSU), hope to characterize the changes that E. coli O157:H7 goes through on romaine lettuce during post-harvest cold storage.

Their project is titled “Quantifying risk associated with changes in EHEC physiology during post-harvest pre-processing stages of leafy green production.”

Continue Reading Project examines E. coli’s viability during romaine post-harvest cooling

An outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 linked to a petting zoo in Rutherford County, TN, has resulted in the death of a 2-year-old, according to a report from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).

The petting zoo, Lucky Ladd Farms, was not identified in the report but

Continue Reading Toddler died in E. coli outbreak linked to petting zoo; others were hospitalized

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert over concerns that certain FBS Hudson “Frank’s Butcher Shop Ground Beef” may be contaminated with E. coli O103. 

The problem was discovered when FBS Hudson alerted FSIS that its routine microbial testing found

Continue Reading USDA issues public health alert over E. coli found in ground beef