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Originally posted by pexx421
The second problem is the comparison. We are more like a five year old child, that has learned to play with matches and is rapidly setting the house on fire.
Wednesday November 10 1:25 PM ET
Deadly E. Coli Bug May Affect Half of U.S. Cattle
By Julie Vorman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly strain of E. coli bacteria is far more
common in U.S. cattle than previously thought, and may be found in half the animals that are made into ground beef, steaks and other cuts, a senior U.S. Agriculture Department official told Reuters on Wednesday.
The surprisingly high rate of E. coli 0157:H7, detected by more sensitive
testing techniques used since September, has prompted the USDA to take the unusual step of re-evaluating how it regulates the foodborne disease.
The bacteria can cause kidney failure and death among children or the
elderly who eat contaminated ground beef.
But among cattle, E. coli 0157:H7 lives harmlessly in the digestive tract.
The bug migrates when animals are slaughtered and skinned, moving from internal organs and hides to flesh.