Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bfr, Germany).

April 2011

The final report reviewing the 2011 outbreak caused by the EHEC strain O104:H4 in Europe, in German language only, provides a detailed overview of the epidemiological investigation including laboratory diagnostics. The press release summarizing the report is available in English language.

U.S. Government Accountability Office.

May 3, 2011

Evaluates the extent to which the USDA's Commodity Program's purchasing specifications related to microbial contamination differ from federal regulations, the extent to which specifications for ground beef differ from those imposed by some other large purchasers, and examples of schools' practices to help ensure that food is not contaminated.