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Microbiological Testing Program for E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli: Individual Positive Results for Raw Ground Beef (RGB) and RGB Components

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The table below includes all positive results as of July 9, 2017.

Table 1. Raw Ground Beef Products (RGB) Analyzed for E. coli O157:H7, Current Calendar Year 

Sample Source1 Collection Date Where Collected Product Status Positives this Year Samples Analyzed this Year Total Positives2 Total Samples Analyzed2
Federal RGB Verification, Beef Jun 28, 2017 TN Held 6 6,312 531 223,160
Federal RGB Verification, Beef Jun 6, 2017 LA Held 5 5,707 530 222,555
Federal RGB Verification, Beef May 11, 2017 NC Held 4 4,821 529 221,669
Federal RGB Verification, Beef May 10, 2017 FL Held 3 4,536 528 221,384
Retail RGB Verification (Product Type N/A) Apr 20, 2017 PA Recalled 2 4,146 527 220,994
Federal RGB Follow-up, Beef Mar 9, 2017 TX Held 1 2,603 526 219,451

1Sample Sources may include these types of establishments and samples:

  • Federal (verification; follow-up)
  • Retail (verification; follow-up)
  • State (verification; follow-up)
  • Import (verification; follow-up). For Import samples, the column "Where Collected" is defined as Country of Origin.

2Totals: "Total Positives" and "Total Samples Analyzed" are the totals since FSIS began its testing program to detect E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef on October 17, 1994.


The table below includes all positive results as of July 9, 2017.

Table 2. Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC) Analyzed for Target STECs, Current Calendar Year3

Sample Source4 Collection Date Target STECs Where Collected Product Status Posi-
tives this Year
Samples Analyzed this Year5 Total Posi-
tives
Total Samples Analyzed6
Trim Verification, Beef Jul 5, 2017 O103 UT Held 23 4,508 375 49,238
Follow-up to RGBC Positive, Beef Jun 30, 2017 O103 TX Held 22 4,508 374 49,238
Trim Verification, Beef Jun 22, 2017 O103 NY Held 21 4,447 373 49,177
Trim Verification, Beef Jun 16, 2017 O157:H7 CO Held 20 4,254 372 48,984
Follow-up to RGBC Positive, Beef Jun 14, 2017 O157:H7 WI Held 19 4,254 371 48,984
Trim Verification, Beef Jun 5, 2017 O157:H7 OH Held 18 3,759 370 48,489
Trim Verification, Beef May 23, 2017 O26 TX Held 17 3,307 369 48,037
Import Verification/Follow-up, Beef May 17, 2017 O103 Brazil Held 16 3,307 368 48,037
Import Verification/Follow-up, Veal May 8, 2017 O103 Netherlands Held 15 2,853 367 47,580
Trim Verification, Beef May 4, 2017 O26 KS Held 14 2,853 366 47,580
Import Verification/Follow-up, Veal May 1, 2017 O103 Netherlands Held 13 2,654 365 47,381
Trim Verification, Beef Apr 18, 2017 O26 WI Held 12 2,475 364 47,202
Other RGBC Verification, Beef Apr 11, 2017 O157:H7 PA Held 11 2,318 363 47,045
Import Verification/Follow-up, Veal Apr 13, 2017 O103 Netherlands Held 10 2,318 362 47,045
Follow-up to RGBC Positive, Veal Apr 12, 2017 O103 NY Held 9 2,318 361 47,045
Trim Verification, Beef Apr 10, 2017 O45 NE Held 8 2,094 360 46,821
Trim Verification, Beef Mar 27, 2017 O103 NC Held 7 1,730 359 46,457
Trim Verification, Veal Mar 20, 2017 O145 NY Held 6 1,561 358 46,288
Trim Verification, Beef Mar 9, 2017 O103 IL Held 5 1,383 357 46,110
Follow-up to RGBC Positive, Beef Mar 8, 2017 O157:H7 TX Held 4 1,383 356 46,110
Trim Verification, Veal Feb 24, 2017 O111 OH Held 3 1,125 355 45,852
Trim Verification, Beef Jan 31, 2017 O26 WA Held 2 573 354 45,300
Trim Verification, Beef Jan 16, 2017 O26 NC Held 1 335 353 45,062

3Positives on this table are not equivalent to positives on the Summary Year-to-Date or Serogroups tables because one sample may be positive for more than one serogroup.

4Sample Sources may include these types of establishments and types of samples:

  • Federal
  • Import (For Import samples, the column "Where Collected" is defined as Country of Origin.)
  • Federal Follow-up to a Positive Raw Ground Beef (RGB) Sample - A Raw Ground Beef Component (RGBC) Sample
  • Federal Trim Verification (RGBC) Sample
  • Federal Follow-up to a Positive RGBC Sample - A RGBC Sample
  • Federal RGBC Other Than Trim Verification Sample

5Samples Analyzed the Year column refers to the total number of samples analyzed for the year at the time of the positive result. For the most current analyzed totals, see the Year-to-Date Summary tables.

6Totals: "Total Positives" and "Total Samples Analyzed" are the totals since FSIS began its testing program to detect E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef components in 2007 and non-O157 STECs in 2012. This is the number of samples through the sample analysis completion date.

7Non-routine samples are those that were not part of FSIS’ microbiological sampling programs but were analyzed in response to an external issue such as an outbreak investigation or consumer complaint.

 

 

Last Modified Jul 14, 2017