October 1997 Issue

E. coli...Salmonella...Listeria...Bacteria Become Unwelcome House Guests

With the recall of 25 million pounds of ground beef still reverberating, there's now no doubt E. coli is a bug to be taken seriously. The voluntary recall of hamburger patties in August by Hudson Foods, a meat packager, has highlighted how lax sanitation—at the farm, slaughterhouse, processing plant, neighborhood market or even in your own kitchen—an have more dire consequences than a generation ago. Other recent foodborne outbreaks illustrate an even scarier

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