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Microbiological Results of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Components Analyzed for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC, Calendar Year 2012

 
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Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef/Veal Samples for E. coli O157:H7: Calendar Year 2012 1
Raw Ground Beef (RGB)
Source 3 As of Dec 31, 2012
Federal Plants Retail 2 Imports
Verification Follow-up Verification Follow-up Verification
Beef 0.15% 4
(17/11,405) 5
0.52%
(1/193)
N/A N/A 0.00%
(0/1)
Veal 0.60%
(1/166)
0.00%
(0/0)
N/A N/A 0.00%
(0/0)
Mixed 6 2.38%
(1/42)
0.00%
(0/2)
N/A N/A 0.00%
(0/0)
Unknown 7 0.00%
(0/7)
0.00%
(0/0)
N/A N/A 0.00%
(0/3)
TOTAL 0.16%
(19/11,620)
0.51%
(1/195)
0.00%
(0/472)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/4)
1 Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.
2 Source information for raw ground beef products collected at retail is not collected.
3 FSIS uses product labeling for the purpose of identifying whether the sample source is beef or veal.
4 Percent Positive
5 (Number positive/number analyzed)
6 Mixed source is composed of both beef and veal products.
7 Inspector did not answer the question on the sampling form.

 

Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef/Veal Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7: Calendar Year 2012 1
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source 2 As of Dec 31, 2012
Federal Plants Import
Trim Verification Follow-up to RGB Positive at Supplier Follow-up to RGBC Positive Other RGBC Verification Bench Trim Verification Verification/ Follow-up
Beef 0.53% 3
(12/2,263) 4
0.00%
(0/208)
0.66%
(3/455)
1.04%
(3/288)
0.00%
(0/797)
1.79%
(4/223)
Veal 7.89%
(3/38)
10.00%
(1/10)
1.67%
(2/120)
0.00%
(0/5)
0.00%
(0/33)
0.00%
(0/0)
Mixed 5 0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
Unknown 6 0.00%
(0/1)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/1)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.77%
(4/518)
TOTAL 0.65%
(15/2,302)
0.46%
(1/218)
0.87%
(5/576)
1.02%
(3/293)
0.00%
(0/830)
1.08%
(8/741)
1 Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.
2 FSIS uses product labeling for the purpose of identifying whether the sample source is beef or veal.
3 Percent Positive
4 (Number positive/number analyzed)
5 Mixed source is composed of both beef and veal products.
6 Inspector did not answer the question on the sampling form.

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Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for non-O157 STEC 1
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC) 2
Source As of Dec 31, 2012
Number Analyzed Number Positive 3 Percent Positive
Federal Plants 2,119 42 1.98
Trim Verification
1,558 17 1.09
Follow-up to Raw Ground Beef (RGB) Positive
97 1 1.03
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
464 24 5.17
Imports 249 0 0.00

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

2 FSIS test results for the 6 target non-O157 STECs appear for only samples of beef manufacturing trimmings from cattle slaughtered on-site on or after June 4, 2012. At this time, only beef manufacturing trimmings and not components (such as bench trim, or other components of ground beef such as cheek meat and head meat) are eligible for testing for non-O157 STEC, as well as E. coli O157:H7.

3 The Number Positive column on this table includes all samples that were positive for non-O157 STEC overall and does not reflect the total number of individual positive serogroups listed in the Non-O157 STEC (by serogroup) and E. coli O157:H7 table. This is due to the possibility that one sample may be positive for multiple serogroups.

 
Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef/Veal Component Samples for STECs 1
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC) 2
Source 3 Serotype As of Dec 31, 2012
Federal Plants Import
Trim Verification Follow-up to RGB Positive at Supplier Follow-up to RGBC Positive Verification/ Follow-up
Beef O157:H7 0.53% 4
(12/2,263) 5
0.00%
(0/208)
0.66%
(3/455)
1.79%
(4/223)
Total non-O157 STECs 0.91%
(14/1,533)
1.03%
(1/97)
1.74%
(6/345)
0.00%
(0/212)
O26 5 1 4 0
O45 0 0 0 0
O103 7 0 2 0
O111 2 0 0 0
O121 0 0 0 0
O145 0 0 0 0
 
Veal O157:H7 7.89%
(3/38)
10.00%
(1/10)
1.67%
(2/120)
0.00%
(0/0)
Total non-O157 STECs 13.04%
(3/23)
0.00%
(0/0)
19.33%
(23/119)
0.00%
(0/0)
O26 0 0 4 0
O45 1 0 2 0
O103 0 0 14 0
O111 1 0 1 0
O121 0 0 0 0
O145 1 0 2 0
 
Mixed 6 O157:H7 0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
Total non-O157 STECs 0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
O26 0 0 0 0
O45 0 0 0 0
O103 0 0 0 0
O111 0 0 0 0
O121 0 0 0 0
O145 0 0 0 0
 
Unknown 7 O157:H7 0.00%
(0/1)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/1)
0.77%
(4/518)
Total non-O157 STECs 0.00%
(0/2)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/0)
0.00%
(0/37)
O26 0 0 0 0
O45 0 0 0 0
O103 0 0 0 0
O111 0 0 0 0
O121 0 0 0 0
O145 0 0 0 0
 
Total O157:H7 0.65%
(15/2,302)
0.46%
(1/218)
0.87%
(5/576)
1.08%
(8/741)
Total non-O157 STECs 1.09%
(17/1,558)
1.03%
(1/97)
6.25%
(29/464)
0.00%
(0/249)
O26 5 1 8 0
O45 1 0 2 0
O103 7 0 16 0
O111 3 0 1 0
O121 0 0 0 0
O145 1 0 2 0

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

2 FSIS test results for the 6 target non-O157 STECs appear for only samples of beef manufacturing trimmings from cattle slaughtered on-site on or after June 4, 2012. At this time, only beef manufacturing trimmings and not components (such as bench trim, or other components of ground beef such as cheek meat and head meat) are eligible for testing for non-O157 STEC, as well as E. coli O157:H7.

3 FSIS uses product labeling for the purpose of identifying whether the sample source is beef or veal.

4 Percent Positive

5 (Number positive/number analyzed). Postives and Percent Positives on this table include all serogroups tested and do not reflect the total number of individual positive samples on the Individual Positives and the non-O157 STEC YTD tables. This is due to the possibility that one sample may be positive for multiple serogroups.

6 Mixed source is composed of both beef and veal products.

7 Inspector did not answer the question on the sampling form.

Contact Information
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Public Health Science
Microbiology Division
Nisha Oatman Antoine, MPH, Staff Officer
Phone: (202) 690-6369
FAX: (202) 690-6364

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Last Modified Feb 14, 2014