STEC awareness in U.S. beef improves over five years

Testing and controlling for E. coli much more advanced.

One of the lead researchers on a $25 million grant awarded five years ago says the nation’s beef supply is safer from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) now than it was before the project started.

Randy Phebus, Kansas State University professor of animal sciences and industry, said the project has given scientists a much better understanding of the ecology and frequency of the potentially deadly E. coli pathogen in cattle and beef products.

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