Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli “The Big Six”
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Bertoldi, Bruna, Susanna Richardson, Renee Goodrich Schneider, Ploy Kurdmongkolthan, and Keith R. Schneider. 2018. “Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. Coli ‘The Big Six’: FSHN13-09/FS233, Rev. 1/2018”. EDIS 2018 (1). Gainesville, FL.


This 7-page fact sheet is one in a series of fact sheets discussing common foodborne pathogens of interest to food handlers, processors, and retailers. It covers the characteristics of, and symptoms caused by, the bacterium E. coli (particularly the “big six” strains), and also details how to minimize the risk of spreading or contracting an E. coli infection. Written by Bruna Bertoldi, Susanna Richardson, Renee Goodrich-Schneider, Ploy Kurdmongkoltham, and Keith R. Schneider and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, January 2018.
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