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Minn. Evidence Links E. coli to Raw Milk Dairy

Food Safety News

by Cookson Beecher | Jun 11, 2010

Look closely.

The image identifies a strain of E. coli found in a recent cluster of illnesses that state officials say is linked to raw milk from a farm in south central Minnesota.

In down-to-earth terms, it could be likened to a bar code--a bar code for a microbe.

In scientific terms, the image shows what are called "bacterial isolates" from samples taken from the Hartmann dairy farm and from people who became ill from bacterium with the same DNA fingerprint.

The likely suspect, according to state Health and Agriculture departments, is raw milk or raw milk products purchased at the farm.

Continue reading, "Minn. Evidence Links E. coli to Raw Milk Dairy" at Food Safety News.

More on this outbreak: Hartmann Farm Dairy Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak

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