Anne-Marie Hickey of the University of Saskatchewan’s research communications office wrote an interesting article on the work of David Asper, a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan.

The veterinary microbiology student’s work, soon to be published, is premised on the idea that humans can be protected from harmful bacteria by vaccinating cattle that are

Authors: Zhang, Guodong1; Ma, Li2; Beuchat, Larry R.2; Erickson, Marilyn C.2; Phelan, Vanessa H.2; Doyle, Michael P.2

Source: Journal of Food Protection®, Volume 72, Number 10, October 2009 , pp. 2028-2037(10)

Publisher: International Association for Food Protection


Survival and internalization characteristics of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in iceberg, romaine, and leaf lettuce after inoculation of

Big Red is out to find a diet that limits E. coli 0157:H7 at the feedlot. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are studying how nutrition of ruminants affects the colonization and growth of E coli 0157:H7.

Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources is focusing on how nutrition affects microbiology. It has focused on E. coli

The following was an editorial by Youngstown, Ohio television station WYTV-33:

Summertime means firing-up the grill or heading to the county fair, but it also means e-coli dangers.

The US Department of Agriculture says at least three people in Ohio are sick with e-coli after eating meat from Valley Meats in Illinois.  The company is

If it is the weekend, there is almost always something to read by Phil Brasher in the Des Moines Register.  In “Many beef cuts are never tested for E. coli,” Brasher reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is about to close the door on the sale of E. coli-tainted cuts of beef.

Brasher writes:

Report a Food Illness

This project is being conducted by researchers and epidemiologists at the National Food Safety & Toxicology Center at Michigan State University. The Developmental Steering Committee had scientists from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Department of Agriculture, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Mid-Michigan District Health Department, Barry-Eaton District