USDA to Give $5.5 Million to Study E. Coli in Produce
8/21/2007 9:57:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will held support new research on keeping fresh produce safe from deadly bacteria, officials said on Tuesday.
The department will contribute $5.5 million for collaborative research in California into the origins of E. Coli 0157:H7, a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, kidney failure and even death, and to vulnerabilities in produce agriculture and the food supply chain.
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