USDA to Give $5.5 Million to Study E. Coli in Produce

Published: Aug 22, 2007

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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