USDA Announces New Policy to Safeguard Against E. Coli Food Contamination

Consistent with its more proactive approach to food safety announced last year stressing prevention rather than reaction, the U.S Department of Agriculture today announced new steps to protect the nation's food supply from E. Coli bacteria. Specifically, six additional strains of E. coli bacteria (O26, O103, O45, O111, O121 and O145) will be declared adulterants… Learn More »

Oregon Strawberries Traced to Deadly E. coli Outbreak

Oregon public health officials traced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 to strawberries grown at Jaquith Strawberry Farm , a medium-sized strawberry producer in rural Washington County, Oregon. According to a news release from the Oregon Health Authority: E. coli is a common inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract and is usually harmless. But E. coli… Learn More »