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Title: Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) ecology in cattle and management based options for reducing fecal shedding
Authors: Callaway TR, Edrington TS, Loneragan GH, Carr MA, Nisbet DJ
Journal: Agric Food Anal Bacteriol
Accepted date: 2013 Jan 20
Interpretive summary: Pre-harvest controls in cattle hold great potential to reduce shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) dissemination on farms, in the environment, and entering the food chain; however, none of the on farm management-based controls discussed herein will completely eliminate STEC in cattle and certainly will not eliminate the need for proper procedures in the processing plant. Instead, the live animal management controls must be installed in a complementary fashion to reduce pathogens in a multiple hurdle approach that complements the in-plant interventions as well so that the reduction in pathogen entry to the food supply can be maximized.
Publication date: 2013 Mar
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Pages: 39-69