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Testing of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7: Year-to-Date Totals

This table presents the results from analysis of raw ground beef and raw ground beef component samples for E. coli O157:H7. Results are from FSIS routine and follow-up sampling programs. Information is based upon data in the FSIS electronic data system as of December 14, 2014.

Related Information: All E. coli Tables

 

Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7*
Raw Ground Beef (RGB)
Source As of December 15, 2013 As of December 14, 2014
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 12,279 15 0.12 11,702 8 0.07
Verification
12,047 12 0.10 11,405 5 0.04
Follow-up**
232 3 1.29 297 3 1.01
 
Retail Stores 482 1 0.21 501 0 0.00
Verification
479 1 0.21 501 0 0.00
Follow-up
3 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
 
Imports 14 0 0.00 7 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of December 15, 2013 As of December 14, 2014
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 5,012 17 0.34 5,537 13 0.23
Trim Verification***
2,698 8 0.30 2,838 10 0.35
Follow-up to RGB Positive
335 2 0.60 163 1 0.61
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
814 3 0.37 555 1 0.18
Other RGBC Verification
325 2 0.62 544 1 0.18
Bench Trim Verification
840 2 0.24 1,437 0 0.00
 
Imports 517 2 0.39 588 1 0.17

*Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.

**Follow-up may also include non-routine testing.

***On May 1, 2012, FSIS implemented a redesign of its Trim Verification program to increase its ability to detect E. coli O157:H7 (FSIS Notice 27-12).


View the information in this table by Source (beef, veal, etc.)


Year-End Results, 2013
With Comparison to Previous Year
 

Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7*
Raw Ground Beef (RGB)
Source As of December 31, 2012 As of December 31, 2013
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 11,821 20 0.17 12,727 16 0.13
Verification
11,626 19 0.16 12,492 13 0.10
Follow-up**
195 1 0.51 235 3 1.28
 
Retail Stores 472 0 0.00 487 1 0.21
Verification
472 0 0.00 484 1 0.21
Follow-up
0 0 0.00 3 0 0.00
 
Imports 4 0 0.00 15 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of December 31, 2012 As of December 31, 2013
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 4,223 24 0.57 5,148 20 0.39
Trim Verification***
2,303 15 0.65 2,770 9 0.32
Follow-up to RGB Positive
218 1 0.46 351 4 1.14
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
578 5 0.87 819 3 0.37
Other RGBC Verification
293 3 1.02 336 2 0.60
Bench Trim Verification
831 0 0.00 872 2 0.23
 
Imports 741 8 1.08 529 2 0.38

*Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.

**Follow-up may also include non-routine testing.

***On May 1, 2012, FSIS implemented a redesign of its Trim Verification program to increase its ability to detect E. coli O157:H7 (FSIS Notice 27-12).


See Also: Summary Tables, by Calendar Year

Last Modified Dec 19, 2014