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Did you know that the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli makes up the majority of very serious, food-related E. coli infections in the food service industry?
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May 24, 2017
E. coli is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans, cattle and other animals. Not all types of E. coli cause food-related illness. The Shiga toxin-producing
E. coli (STEC) are responsible for the majority of very serious, food-related E. coli infections that impact the foodservice environment. E. coli can cause severe damage to the lining of the intestine, kidney failure and death. Undercooked meat and fresh produce are the most likely sources of contamination.
In 2014, an outbreak* attributed to E. coli involved:
E. coli can enter a restaurant via:
Food sources of E. coli transmission include:
E. coli is transmitted by:
* Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2014/O157H7-05-14/index.html
Read more about E. coli at the CDC