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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 June 28, 2015.

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 June 29, 2014 As of June 28, 2015
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 6,095 1 0.02 5,943 6 0.10
Verification
6,003 1 0.02 5,892 6 0.10
Follow-up**
92 0 0.00 51 0 0.00
 
Retail Stores 256 0 0.00 242 0 0.00
Verification
256 0 0.00 242 0 0.00
Follow-up
0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
 
Imports 4 0 0.00 6 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of June 29, 2014 As of June 28, 2015
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 2,638 3 0.11 2,822 1 0.04
Trim Verification***
1,297 2 0.15 1,517 0 0.00
Follow-up to RGB Positive
120 0 0.00 36 0 0.00
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
175 1 0.57 328 0 0.00
Other RGBC Verification
285 0 0.00 270 1 0.37
Bench Trim Verification
761 0 0.00 671 0 0.00
 
Imports 298 0 0.00 359 0 0.00

*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, 2014
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, 2013 As of December 31, 2014
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 12,727 16 0.13 12,200 8 0.07
Verification
12,492 13 0.10 11,895 5 0.04
Follow-up**
235 3 1.28 305 3 0.98
 
Retail Stores 487 1 0.21 517 0 0.00
Verification
484 1 0.21 517 0 0.00
Follow-up
3 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
 
Imports 15 0 0.00 7 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of December 31, 2013 As of December 31, 2014
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 5,148 20 0.39 5,755 14 0.24
Trim Verification***
2,770 9 0.32 2,964 10 0.34
Follow-up to RGB Positive
351 4 1.14 170 2 1.18
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
819 3 0.37 580 1 0.17
Other RGBC Verification
336 2 0.60 557 1 0.18
Bench Trim Verification
872 2 0.23 1,484 0 0.00
 
Imports 529 2 0.38 608 1 0.16

*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 Jul 02, 2015