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E. coli

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Definition a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; can be a threat to food safety
  • The E. coli outbreak was traced to beef from Michigan.
  • His client the next day could be a fast-food CEO trying to deal with an E. coli outbreak.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Officials were concerned about the spread of E. coli, the risk of typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • In 1960, Stone presented a radical new theory of operon activity in E. coli and S. tabuli, and developed evidence for the physical nature of the inducer and represser substances.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • And the same meat industry practices that endanger these workers have facilitated the introduction of deadly pathogens, such as E. coli 0157:H7, into America's hamburger meat, a food aggressively marketed to children.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • During the summer of 2002, ground beef from the ConAgra slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The Netherlands began to test ground beef for E. coli 0157:H7 in 1989.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A single cell of the bacterium E. coli would, under ideal circumstances, divide every twenty minutes.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Among the most dangerous are E. coli 0103, 0111, 026, 0121, and 0145.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The standard tests being used to find E. coli 0157:H7 do not detect the presence of these other bugs.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In addition to E. coli 0157:H7, approximately sixty to one hundred other mutant E. coli organisms now produce Shiga toxins.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A virus that carries the gene to produce Shiga toxins is now infecting previously harmless strains of E. coli.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In addition to E. coli 0157:H7, approximately sixty to one hundred other mutant E. coli organisms now produce Shiga toxins.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Northern States Beef was also linked to a 1994 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in Nebraska that sickened eighteen people.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Tests of the ground beef, which had been processed by the Bauer Meat Company, confirmed the presence of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Around the same time, a dozen children in Finley, Washington, were sickened by E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In 1978, before the first known outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, the USDA had 12,000 meat inspectors; now it has about 7,500.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The press release failed to mention that some ground beef from the same lot had indeed been tested — and had tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Thirty-six people who'd recently eaten at Tiger Harry's had been sickened by E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Officials at Hudson Foods were informed late in July of 1997 that its frozen hamburger patties had infected Lee Harding with E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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