5 July 2008
Medical researchers at the University of Minnesota analyzed over a thousand food samples from multiple retail markets and found evidence of fecal contamination in 69% of the pork and beef and 92% of the poultry samples as evidenced by E. coli contamination.
Foodborne Diseases. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. February 2005. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/foodbornedis.htm
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