Escherichia coli o157:H7

USDA. ARS. Food Safety Research Information Office.

Research publications on Escherichia coli O157:H7 from peer-reviewed journals. Some publications may be early view or ahead of print. Citations and abstracts are available to all users while full-text availability depends on institutional access levels.

DHHS. CDC. Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases.

Links to information on Escherichia coli O157:H7 related to topics and articles about the bacterium and previous outbreaks.

Fact Sheet: E. coli O157:H7  ( pdf | 177 KB )

American Meat Institute.

Identifies the prevalence, incidence of illnesses and illness prevention of Escherichia coli O157:H7. Also provides helpful links about the pathogenic bacterium.

A Basic Look at E. coli O157:H7  ( pdf | 2.58 MB )

National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Summarizes researchers efforts to understand the different strains of E. coli as it relates to beef safety. Provides a synopsis of the background and future of preventing E. coli O157:H7.

University of Florida IFAS Extension.

Answers questions about topics such as the spread of disease, related symptoms, and disease prevention caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli O157:H7. Summarizes good practices for food product receiving, handling, processing and storage, in relation to prevention.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Guidance for meat processors, food handlers and consumers on the dangers of consuming food contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7. Covers topics on spread of infection, food implicated in outbreaks, prevention of cross contamination, HACCP and control measures for food factories.