From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 8.14.2012
Expert suggests criticism unjustified
The FDA’s food recall process leaves significant room for improvement, according to a critical report released in late July by the GAO.
Increased shiga toxin production likely to blame for German outbreak
Scientists at Michigan State University in East Lansing have uncovered a key factor in the virulence of the genome of E. coli 0104:H4, the rare strain behind the outbreak in Germany last summer that killed 54 people and sickened nearly 4,000.