29 High Schoolers Infected with Rare E. Coli Strain from Deer

Food Safety News published an article on January 12 describing an outbreak of E. coli O103:H2 associated with hunting, processing and barbequing of a white-tailed deer by an environmental science class in Minnesota.  This outbreak occurred more than one year ago but only came to the media’s attention last week.  It is an interesting case and presents yet another cautionary tale about the critical importance of following appropriate food safety practices, including following safe cooking temperatures and avoiding cross contamination.

The full article is available at: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/01/29-high-schoolers-infected-with-rare-e-coli-strain-from-deer/

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About Les Bourquin

Professor and Food Safety Specialist Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Michigan State University
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