Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 10th, 2005
"Many foodborne outbreaks of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection has been associated with the consumption of contaminated vegetables. On-farm contaminations through contaminated manure or irrigation water application were considered likely sources of the pathogen for several outbreaks.
"Field studies were done to determine the survival of E. coli O157:H7 on two subterranean crops (carrots and onions), and in soil fertilized with contaminated manure compost or irrigated with contaminated water," wrote investigators in...
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