Food Safety

Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli in Food

May 9, 2018

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a germ that occurs naturally in the gut of mammals and birds, as well as in the human intestinal flora. However, certain E. coli types can cause severe diarrhea in humans. These virulent E.

Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli and Food Safety

April 19, 2018

Although most kinds of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Learn about E. coli and what you can do to help lower your chances of infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following Q&A:

Chlorine Can Make Foodborne Pathogens Undetectable

April 17, 2018

Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.