BEEF TRADE ON TRAIL OF ELUSIVE E. COLI

CHICAGO -- A beef industry task force has raised a sense of urgency about increasing reports of food-borne illness linked to the potentially fatal bacteria E. coli 0157:H7 in ground beef, and has developed a multi-point agenda to address the problem.That agenda, which comes with a price tag of $4.5 million annually for the next three to five years, was presented Aug. 12 during the annual meeting here

CHICAGO -- A beef industry task force has raised a sense of urgency about increasing reports of food-borne illness linked to the potentially fatal bacteria E. coli 0157:H7 in ground beef, and has developed a multi-point agenda to address the problem.

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